Common name: Forest Germander
Teucrium racemosum R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Teucrium sp. B sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Teucrium racemosum var. polymorphum Tovey & P.Morris APNI*
Description: Perennial herb 15–40 cm high, hoary, suckering and forming stands to several meters diam.; branches densely hairy; hairs simple, retrorse, ± appressed, usually wearing off along the ridges.
Leaves simple; lamina narrow-ovate, usually 1–2 cm long, 2–6 mm wide; apex subacute; base cuneate; margins entire or sparingly and irregularly lobed, usually unevenly recurved and/or undulate; ± densely hairy, particularly on lower surface; ± sessile.
Flowers solitary per leaf axil, rarely 3; pedicel 4–7 mm long, often horizontal with apex and flower erect. Sepals 2–5 mm long, fused for one- to two-thirds their length, densely hairy with hairs simple and retrorse. Corolla 8–14 mm long.
Flowering: throughout year, mainly September–May.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodlands, in sandy to clayey soils, often associated with ephemeral lakes or disturbed areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
This species occasionally hybridizes with T. albicaule.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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