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Prostanthera saxicola var. major Benth.
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera saxicola var. major Benth. APNI*

Description: Bracteoles 0.5–2 mm long; leaves narrow-elliptic or narrow-ovate, 5–15 mm long, 1.5–6 mm wide, with length 2.2–3.7 times breadth; shrub usually much-branched with scattered to densely-arranged leaves. Leaves not leathery, to 3 mm wide. Much-branched shrub 0.6–1.2 m high; leaves more densely arranged along stem, 5–14 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; calyx glabrous or lower lobe and lower side of tube sparsely to moderately covered with white appressed hairs. Erect shrub; branches glabrous to moderately hairy. Leaves sessile; lamina narrow-elliptic to elliptic or oblong, 5–14 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; base attenuate to narrow-cuneate; margins flat to conduplicate; bracteoles c. 1.5 mm


Flower
Photo T.C. Wilson

Flowering: Flowers October–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath, in Gibraltar Ra. N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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