Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 158, Issue 2–4, pp 161–164 | Cite as

Chromosome numbers in AustralianEuphrasia (Scrophulariaceae)

  • W. R. Barker
  • M. Kiehn
  • E. Vitek
Short Communication


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

Angiosperms Scrophulariaceae Euphrasia Chromosome numbers Flora of Australia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. Barker
    • 1
  • M. Kiehn
    • 2
  • E. Vitek
    • 2
  1. 1.State HerbariumBotanic Gardens, North TerraceAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of BotanyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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