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Teucrium sp. A sensu Conn (1992)
Family Lamiaceae
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.

Flowering: October–June.

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
AVH map***

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)

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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