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Prostanthera nivea A.Cunn. ex Benth. var. nivea Family Lamiaceae
Common name: Snowy Mint-bush

Prostanthera nivea var. nivea A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub, often slender, 1–4 m high; branches and leaves glabrous to sparsely covered with white appressed hairs, light to bright green; leaves mostly 0.5–1 mm wide; bracteoles inconspicuous, c. 0.5 mm long; calyx glabrous or lower lobe ciliate and/or hairy; corolla white to pale mauve with yellow spots in throat.


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Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and woodland on rocky slopes and ridges, in shallow sandy soils; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ?CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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