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Prostanthera discolor R.T.Baker
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera discolor R.T.Baker APNI*

Description: Open, erect shrub, 0.6–3 m high, strongly aromatic; branches moderately to densely covered with short, curled hairs and ± sessile glands.

Leaves with lamina lanceolate to ± oblong, 8–28 mm long, 1–5 mm wide; apex obtuse; base attenuate; margins entire; upper surface dark green, lower surface pale green, mostly glabrous, midvein often sparsely hairy below, margins ciliate, densely covered with ± sessile glands; petiole 1–3 mm long.

Flowers in a terminal botryoid; bracteoles minute, persistent, 1–2 mm long. Calyx 4–5 mm long; tube 2–2.5 mm long; upper lobe 4–5 mm long, not or slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla 7–10 mm long, deep mauve to purple, dotted in throat. Anthers without appendage.


Flower
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in rocky gullies; in the Sandy Hollow-Merriwa district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VC-
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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