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Showing Euphrasia ruptura
Type: New South Wales: North-western Slopes: Tamworth, [H.M.R. Rupp], MEL 41404, Sep 1904. (Holotypus: MEL; iconotypus: Barker 1982; fig. 57).
Etymology: "The species epithet is a noun in apposition. It has two meanings. On the one hand it commemorates in a play on words H.M.R. Rupp, an important collector of plants in general in New South Wales and Victoria, later specialising in Orchidaceae...; the type specimen comes from the period when he first began to collect plants seriously, in Tamworth in 1903–4. On the other hand the epithet is a Latin substantive, meaning literally the result of the breaking up, referring both to the three closely related species recognised in revisional study since the 1980s, and to the lineal stepped variation and disjunct geography of this group of three species."
APC Dist.: NSW (presumed extinct)