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Prostanthera porcata B.J.Conn
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera porcata B.J.Conn APNI*

Description: Erect shrub, 1.5–2 m high; branches 4-ridged, glabrous, densely glandular.

Leaves with lamina flattened, slightly channelled basally ± elliptic to narrow-elliptic, 22–36 mm long, 7–14 mm; apex ± obtuse; base attenuate; margins entire or minutely notched to minutely lobed; surfaces glabrous with upper surface hairy along midrib; petiole 2–8 mm long.

Flowers single, in acils of leaves; bracteoles 2.8–5.6 mm long. Calyx 12–15.5 mm long; tube 8–9 mm long; lobes 5–7 mm long. Corolla 23–27 mm long; cream basally, shading to pink on lobes, or deep pink throughout; tube 15–22 mm long.


Illustration
unknown

Flower
Photo T.C. Wilson

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in Eucalyptus agglomerata–E. sieberi forest, on steep rocky slopes with skeletal sandy loam soils on metamorphosed sandstone and conglomerates; in the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-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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