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Species profile—Euphrasia bella (Lamington eyebright)

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Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → OrobanchaceaeEuphrasia bella (Lamington eyebright)

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Orobanchaceae
Scientific name
Euphrasia bella S.T.Blake
Common name
Lamington eyebright
WildNet taxon ID
13909
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Short Notes
BRI 010412, status annotated by author
Description
Euphrasia bella is an erect, perennial herb growing 9-30cm high. The branches are covered with short hairs and the younger growth is usually covered with longer hairs. The leaves are elliptic, egg- or spatula-shaped in outline, measure 8.5-12.5mm long by 3.4-5.4mm wide and usually with 2 or 3 pairs of teeth along the margin. The leaves are more or less stalked.
Each stem usually has 6-36 flowers. The tubular flowers are 9-15mm long and lobed at the opening. They are mauve or blue coloured and have a yellow blotch on the lower lip. The capsules are 6.5-8.2mm long and hairless. (Barker 2008; DEWHA 2008)
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Distribution
Euphrasia bella is found near Mt Barney and in the McPherson Range, south-east Queensland, near the Queensland - New South Wales border. It is also found in northern New South Wales. (DEWHA 2008; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-28.2483333, 152.6202818
-28.2734006, 153.194291
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Euphrasia bella grows near the edge of exposed cliffs, among moss, rock slabs and on shallow basalt soils. It occurs in cool-temperate rainforest, low heathland and shrubland with an open grassy understorey. (Barker 2008; DEWHA 2008)
Reproduction
Euphrasia bella flowers from October to December. (Barker 2008; DEWHA 2008)
Notes
Contributors: Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
References
Barker, W.R. (2008). Euphrasia bella, in PlantNet: New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Accessed 30/09/2008. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Euphrasia bella in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 30/09/2008. http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat
Herbrecs (2008). Euphrasia bella, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 30/09/2008.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (27/01/2009)

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=13909

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
7 September 2021
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