Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 158, Issue 2, pp 161–164

Chromosome numbers in AustralianEuphrasia (Scrophulariaceae)


  • W. R. Barker
    • State HerbariumBotanic Gardens, North Terrace
  • M. Kiehn
    • Institute of BotanyUniversity of Vienna
  • E. Vitek
    • Institute of BotanyUniversity of Vienna
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00936342

Cite this article as:
Barker, W.R., Kiehn, M. & Vitek, E. Pl Syst Evol (1988) 158: 161. doi:10.1007/BF00936342


Chromosome numbers for six Australian taxa ofEuphrasia have been determined. Improved staining techniques have shown that numbers for four of the taxa published previously by the first author were incorrect. The investigated taxa show high ploidy levels with an apparent base number of x = 11, the same as for the genus outside Australia.

Key words

AngiospermsScrophulariaceaeEuphrasiaChromosome numbersFlora of Australia

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