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Prostanthera prunelloides R.Br.
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera prunelloides R.Br. APNI*

Description: Erect to spreading shrub 1.5–2 m high, slightly aromatic; branches 4-ridged, usually ± tuberculate, moderately covered with ± sessile glands and with short, curled hairs between ridges.

Leaves with lamina ovate to ± circular, 16–65 mm long, 9–40 mm wide; apex ± obtuse; base broad-cuneate to rounded; margins entire or finely toothed; surfaces light to mid green, densely covered with ± sessile glands, glabrous or sparsely hairy on veins on lower surface; petiole 3–14 mm long.

Flowers in terminal botryoid part inflorescences; bracteoles not persistent, c. 2.5 mm long. Calyx 5–6.5 mm long; tube 3–3.5 mm long; upper lobe 2–3 mm long, not or only slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla 12–15 mm long, white with faint mauve tinge basally inside throat, pale mauve or rarely with a pink tinge. Anthers with appendage 1–1.3 mm long.


Flower
Photo T.C. Wilson

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and woodland, often along creeks, in sandy soils over sandstone; from Murwillumbah to the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
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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