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Prostanthera cruciflora J.H.Willis
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera cruciflora J.H.Willis APNI*

Description: Erect shrub 1.5–2 m high, strongly aromatic; branches densely covered with ± sessile glands and with a prominent ridge of dense, short, curled hairs.

Leaves with lamina ovate, 6–20 mm long, 8–15 mm wide; apex ± obtuse; base ± cuneate; margins entire; surfaces grey-green, glabrous, densely covered with ± sessile glands; petiole 3–10 mm long.

Flowers in a terminal botryoid; bracteoles not persistent, < 0.1 mm long. Calyx c. 5 mm long; tube c. 3.5 mm long; upper lobe c. 2.5 mm long, not or only slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla 6–9 mm long, white, with yellow streaks on lower lobe. Anthers without appendage.


Flower
Photo T.C. Wilson

Flowering: August–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on exposed trachyte and rhyolite outcrops; Mt Kaputar N.P. and nearby ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, NWP

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-t
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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