Teucrium sp. A sensu Conn (1992) APNI*
Synonyms: Teucrium argutum var. incisum Benth. APNI*
Description: Perennial, often scrambling herb to 50 cm high, often suckering; branches densely covered with gland-tipped hairs and sessile glands.
Leaves simple; lamina ovate to narrow-elliptic, 1.5–3 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, ± deeply pinnatifid to pinnatisect with 4–8 lobes; apex subacute; margins ± flat; densely covered with gland-tipped hairs and subsessile glands; petiole to 10 mm long.
Inflorescence unbranched; pedicel to c. 3 mm long, subopposite, 1 per leaf-like bract; bracteoles longer than calyx, entire; internodes visible. Sepals 4.5–7 mm long, fused for half their length, densely covered with gland-tipped hairs and sessile glands. Corolla to c. 10 mm long, white or pinkish.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in cleared pastoral areas, in heavy clay-rich soils, sometimes in sandy soils near rivers; north from Singleton.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
This taxon is closely related to T. argutum. It differs in having pinnatifid to pinnatisect leaves and being densely covered by shortly gland-tipped hairs.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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