Common name: Victorian Christmas Bush
Prostanthera lasianthos "Typical variant" Labill. APNI*
Description: leaves with petiole usually 4–8 mm long and lamina narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, mostly 60–95 mm long, 20–30 mm wide (length to breadth ratio 3.1–4.5), margins usually distinctly toothed. Inflorescence variable, but tends to be elaborated.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually a small to medium-sized tree, sometimes a shrub; most commonly in wet sclerophyll forest of moist gullies and watercourses, frequently bordering cool-temperate rainforest, at 200–1300 m alt.; it readily establishes in forest openings, particularly along roads. Widespread and common.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by B.J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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