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1 Mueller's Snow-gentian at Kosciuszko National Park

Gentianella muelleriana at Kosciuszko National Park - 13 Mar 2018

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

3 comments

BettyDonWood1.1K wrote:
   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.
BettyDonWood1.1K wrote:
   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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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12 Mar 2018 Recorded on
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