Chloanthes parviflora Walp. APNI*
Description: Shrub 30–90 cm high.
Leaves linear, 1–4 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, pale green, upper surface wrinkled-bullate, lower surface white woolly and often concealed by the revolute margins.
Flowers on pedicels mostly 1–2 mm long, woolly or pubescent with branched hairs. Calyx lobes ± linear with margins revolute towards apex. Corolla 15–30 mm long, pale mauve with purple spots; tube with a dense hairy ring above ovary; lower lip with a few scattered, short hairs on inside, lower lobe largest, broad-elliptic or ± circular, 8–12 mm long. Style usually 10–15 mm long.
Fruit with mericarps not separating.
Flowering: Flowers chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: North from Cooma district.
Grows in sclerophyll forest and heath in sandy to gravelly soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B.J. Conn
Taxon concept: Munir (1977)
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