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Prostanthera cineolifera R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
Family Lamiaceae
Prostanthera cineolifera R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub, 1–4 m high, strongly aromatic; branches moderately to densely covered with short, curled hairs and ± sessile glands.

Leaves with lamina ± narrow-ovate, 12–50 mm long, 4–12 mm wide; apex obtuse; base cuneate to obtuse; margins entire; surfaces light green, mostly glabrous, sparsely to densely hairy on midrib on lower surface, densely glandular with ± sessile glands; petiole 2–7 mm long.

Flowers in a terminal botryoid; bracteoles not persistent, 1–2 mm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long; tube 2–2.5 mm long; upper lobe 1–2 mm long, not enlarged in fruit. Corolla 8–11 mm long, pale mauve to dark purple-mauve, darker in throat. Anthers with appendage c. 1 mm long.

Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Apparently grows in sclerophyll forest. The distribution of this taxon is uncertain.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CWS

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.

The taxonomic status of this taxon is uncertain. It is closely related to P. lanceolata and P. ovalifolia.

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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