Common name: Velvet Mint-bush, Velvet Mint-bush
Prostanthera incana A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect, moderately dense shrub, 1–2.5 m high, slightly aromatic; branches densely covered with long spreading hairs.
Leaves with lamina ovate, 9–18 mm long, 6–13 mm wide; apex obtuse; base obtuse to rounded; margins crenate and slightly recurved; surfaces dull 'dusty' green, paler below, moderately to densely hairy; hairs ± spreading; lower surface densely glandular; petiole 2–4 mm long.
Flowers in a terminal botryoid or branched-botryoid, or a terminal leafy inflorescence with part inflorescence botryoidal; bracteoles persistent, 2–3 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long; tube 2–2.5 mm long; upper lobe 2–3.4 mm long, not enlarged in fruit. Corolla 8–10 mm long, lilac. Anthers without appendage.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in tall sclerophyll forest and woodland in skeletal sandy loamy soils overlying sandstone; near-coastal districts, south from Craven.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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