Euphrasia randii

B. L. Robinson

Rhodora 3: 273. 1901.

Common names: Small eyebright
Endemic
Synonyms: Euphrasia purpurea var. randii (B. L. Robinson) Fernald & Wiegand E. randii var. reeksii Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 500. Mentioned on page 492, 494.

Stems simple or branched, to 23 (–40) cm; branches 1–4 (or 5) pairs, ascending, from middle and distal cauline nodes; cauline internode lengths 1–3 (–5) times subtending leaves. Leaves: petiole 0–10 (–13) mm; blade long-orbiculate to triangular-ovate or oval, 2–10 (–13) mm, margins crenate to incised-crenate, teeth 1–4 (–6) pairs, apices obtuse to subacute. Inflorescences sparsely spicate, not 4-angled, beginning at node 3–7 (–10); proximal internode lengths 0.8–1.5 times bracts; bracts green or suffused with purple, as broad as leaves, ovate or oval, length not more than 2 times width, 2–7 mm, base round, abaxial surface setulose on veins, adaxial puberulent and hairs eglandular, teeth 3–5 (or 6) pairs, longer than wide, apices obtuse to acute, sinuses between teeth acute. Flowers: calyx lobes straight, apex acute; corolla white or cream, abaxial lip lilac or purple, adaxial lilac, 2.5–4.5 mm, lips equal. Capsules oval to oblong or obovate, 2.5–5 mm, apex retuse to emarginate.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Damp habitats near sea, sand, salt marshes, Sphagnum marshes, hummocks, ledges, grassy slopes, non-calcareous soils.
Elevation: 0–600 m.

Distribution

N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., P.E.I., Que., Maine.

Discussion

Euphrasia purpurea Reeks ex Fernald & Wiegand is an illegitimate name that pertains here.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Euphrasia randii"
purple +  and lilac +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
Galina Gussarova +
B. L. Robinson +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
long-orbiculate;triangular-ovate or oval +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
not leathery +  and fleshy +
alternate +  and subopposite +
suffused with purple;green +
oval +  and ovate +
1 +  and 4 +
tubular +  and flattened +
not accrescent +
oval;oblong or obovate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
1-3(-5) times subtending leaves +
Small eyebright +
cream +  and white +
N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +  and Maine. +
0–600 m. +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Damp habitats near sea, sand, salt marshes, Sphagnum marshes, hummocks, ledges, grassy slopes, non-calcareous soils. +
axillary +  and terminal +
deciduous +
triangular +
short-ciliate +  and glabrous +
crenate +  and incised-crenate +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Flowering summer. +
0.8-1.5 times bracts +
10 +  and 18 +
fusiform +
subequal +
branched +  and simple +
aerial +  and subterranean +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (23 cm230 mm <br />0.23 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
Euphrasia purpurea var. randii +  and E. randii var. reeksii +
Euphrasia randii +
Euphrasia +
species +
longer than wide +
3 +  and 5 +