Plectranthus suaveolens S.T.Blake APNI*
Description: Sweetly aromatic undershrub to c. 80 cm high; branches decumbent or suberect, densely covered with short white, retrorse hairs and many shorter gland-tipped hairs, sessile glands very few or absent.
Leaves with lamina ovate, mostly 3–7.5 cm long, 2–6 cm wide; apex subacute; base ± truncate to cuneate; margins crenate-toothed with 5–10 pairs of teeth; both surfaces densely hairy with whitish hairs and shorter gland-tipped hairs, lower surface with an occasional colourless sessile glands or sessile glands absent; petiole 0.5–2 cm long.
Calyx 2–2.7 mm long, 4.5–5 mm long in fruit. Corolla 9–12 mm long, usually blue to violet, sparsely hairy; tube decurved at an angle of 120° -130° ; lobes with gland-tipped hairs and an occasional sessile gland.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky, exposed areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3KC-
The distinction between plants with leaves having 10 pairs of marginal teeth and P. graveolens is unclear.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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