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Cynoglossum australe (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 6 Jan 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 6 Jan 2019

Identification history

Other Wildflower Cynoglossum australe 6 Jan 2019 michaelb
Other Wildflower Cynoglossum suaveolens 6 Jan 2019 Zoed

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3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   7 Jan 2019
Hi Betty
With the tall erect central stem and the blueish flowers, this looks like Cynoglossum australe.
   7 Jan 2019
I was going on the general look of the plant, which looks very like Don’s photo. The Vicflora key differentiates the two species thus. Austrocynoglossum suaveolens has flowers subtended by leaflike bracts, and the mericarps (‘seeds’) are almost round without a winged rim. Cynoglossum australe has flowers not subtended by bracts, rarely the lower one or two with bracts, and the mericarps are saucer-shaped with a winged rim.
So it looks as if we need a closeup of several flowers clear enough to show whether there are any bracts. Or wait till the seed cases split open, and look at the mericarps.
Zoed wrote:
   7 Jan 2019
Hi all, I'll attempt to get a better photo of the flowers in the next couple of days.

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