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Genus Spartothamnella Family Lamiaceae

Description: Shrubs or subshrubs.

Leaves decussate, linear or sometimes scale-like, sessile or shortly petiolate.

Flowers 1–3 in a short axillary cymes, zygomorphic. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, persistent in fruit. Corolla tubular; tube villous inside; 2-lipped or unequally 5-lobed; lower lobe larger than others. Stamens 4, exserted; anthers 1-locular by the confluence of lobes, glandular at back. Ovary 4-locular; style exserted.

Fruit a globose succulent drupe; endocarp separating into 4 1-seeded fruitlets.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all mainland States except Vic.

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Plants hairy with branched hairs; flowers sessile; calyx longer than corollaSpartothamnella puberula
Plants glabrous; flowers pedicellate; calyx shorter than corollaSpartothamnella juncea

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