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Plectranthus ciliatus E.Mey.
Family Lamiaceae
Plectranthus ciliatus E.Mey. APNI*

Description: Pleasantly aromatic, soft, perennial straggling herb or subshrub to c. 60 cm high, succulent; branches spreading to erect, densely covered with maroon-purple, long multicelled, spreading hairs, short gland-tipped hairs and orange sessile glands more common towards apex.

Leaves with lamina broad-elliptic, broad-ovate or ± circular, mostly 4–8 cm long, 3–5.5 cm wide; apex acute to obtuse; base attenuate to abruptly cuneate; margins regularly and shallowly crenate, with 8–14 pairs of teeth; thin-textured and smooth to thickish and wrinkled, sparsely to moderately hairy, mostly restricted to veins on lower surface, densely covered with honey-coloured sessile glands on lower surface; petiole 1.5–3.5 cm long.

Calyx 4–5 mm long, 8–10 mm long in fruit. Corolla 12–15 mm long, whitish, speckled with purple on the inner surface of the lips; tube slightly decurved; lobes with sessile glands.


Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils, usually overlying sandstone; naturalized in the Sydney. Native of SE Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *CT
Other Australian states: *Vic.
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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