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Other Wildflower or HerbGentianella muelleriana

1 Mueller's Snow-gentian at Kosciuszko National Park

Gentianella muelleriana at Kosciuszko National Park - 12 Mar 2018

Identification history

Other Wildflower or Herb Gentianella muelleriana 11 Apr 2018 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower or Herb Gentianella muelleriana subsp. alpestris 7 Apr 2018 PeterR

Author's notes

High up on Mt Jagungal. Definitely an alpine gentian but ID not certain


   11 Apr 2018
I am fairly sure it is Gentinella muelleriana (stems usually 15-25 cm high, anthers 2.5-3 mm long). There is, however, a possibility that it is cunninghamii (stems 25-55 cm high, anthers 1.7-2 mm long).
PeterR wrote:
   11 Apr 2018
Many thanks. Others plants I saw had similar length stems or shorter, probably none more than 25cm. I tried enlarging the photo, and I could see one anther right on the lip of a petal, but most others were inside and the length was hard to judge from the photo.
   11 Apr 2018
Subsp. alpestris is the common snow gentian in that area. However subsp. jingerensis has occasionally been recorded, and without a lot more information, I would not be prepared to confirm the sighting at the subspecies level.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12 Mar 2018 2:25 PM Recorded on
  • PeterR Recorded by
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