PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Prostanthera cryptandroides A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera cryptandroides A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Low divaricate shrub, 0.5–2 m high, strongly aromatic, viscid; branches moderately to densely covered with short curled or long spreading hairs and gland-tipped hairs.

Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate, 6–9 mm long, 2–3 mm wide; apex obtuse; base cuneate to obtuse; margins with 3 or 4 obtuse lobes on either side; surfaces light green, glabrous or with sparse gland-tipped hairs, viscid; petiole 0–1 mm long.

Flowers axillary; bracteoles leafy, not persistent, 4–5 mm long. Calyx 6–7 mm long; tube 3–4 mm long; upper lobe 2–3 mm long, not or only slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla 11–15 mm long, lilac to mauve. Anthers with appendage c. 1.5 mm long.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Type
Specimen

Flowering: September– April

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, often in rocky sites; chiefly in the Lithgow to Sandy Hollow districts.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
44Calyx and branches not appearing glandular because podiate glands <0.02 mm long; calyx with inner surface glabrous or with an occasional hair and gland (visible by10X magnification); adaxial calyx lobe with apex rounded to 3-lobedsubsp. cryptandroides
44Calyx and branches distinctly glandular, podiate glands (0.1–)0.2–0.6; mm long; calyx with inner surface glandular (visible by 10× magnification); adaxial calyx lobe rounded to slightly emarginatesubsp. euphrasioides

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.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET