Monday, March 17, 2014

Botany picture #146: Euphrasia gibbsiae

Australia has several native species of Euphrasia (Orobanchaceae), a large widely distributed genus of hemiparasitic herbs. This beautifully flowering specimen, which I photographed during our trip to Tasmania in November, was just identified from the picture as Euphrasia gibbsiae by Bill Barker, president of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society and expert on the genus. (Thanks!)

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