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Plectranthus graveolens R.Br.
Family Lamiaceae
Plectranthus graveolens R.Br. APNI*

Description: Strongly and slightly unpleasantly aromatic, loosely branched, suberect to subprostrate shrub to c. 100 cm high; branches sparsely to densely covered with spreading to retrorse hairs and densely covered with gland-tipped hairs and/or sessile glands.

Leaves with lamina very broad-ovate to ovate or elliptic, usually 4.5–10.5 cm long, 3.5–7.5 cm wide; apex acute to obtuse; base subcordate to broad-cuneate; margins crenate-toothed with 10–19 pairs of teeth; both surfaces densely hairy and densely covered with orange-red sessile glands; petiole 1–6 cm long.

Calyx 1.6–2.3 mm long, elongating to 4–5 mm in fruit. Corolla 8–9 mm long, usually violet-blue; tube decurved at an angle of 90° -130° ; lobes with sessile glands.

Photo D. Hardin

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Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly in exposed rocky crevices and ledges; common, north from Egan Peaks Nature Reserve.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ?CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, ?LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

The distinction between this species and some plants of P. suaveolens and P. parviflorus is unclear.

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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