Gentiana bredboensis L.G.Adams APNI*
Description: Annual or possibly biennial herb 2–9 cm high, glabrous; stem usually many-branched, minutely scabrous; basal leafless portion very short.
Basal leaves 3–6 pairs, sessile, broad-ovate, 8–20 mm long, 8–12 mm wide, margins smooth to minutely scabrous; cauline leaves 3–6 pairs, becoming smaller and thicker up stem, 6–15 mm long and 5–8 mm wide.
Flowers 1–6 per plant. Calyx 5–8 mm long; ribs narrow-winged; lobes 2.5–3.5 mm long. Corolla 8–10 mm long, pinkish ribbed outside, pure white inside; lobes spreading, 2–4 mm free. Stipe elongating to 2.5 mm in fruit.
Capsule oblong-ovoid, 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: recorded December
Distribution and occurrence: Grows along the margin of very wet seepage slopes in pasture on granitic sandy soil; confined to a small section of the Bredbo R.; very rare.
Margins of wet seepage slopes in pasture, in granitic sandy soil; closely grazed turf amongst Baeckea-Leptospermum thickets.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Critically Endangered
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: L.G. Adams (1996)
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