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Teucrium daucoides A.R.Bean
Family Lamiaceae
Teucrium daucoides A.R.Bean APNI*

Synonyms: Teucrium sp. A sensu Conn (1992) APNI*

Description: Erect shrub, 0.2–0.4 m high, often with several stems from ground level; branchlets densely hairy with glandular and simple hairs.

Leaves opposite, petioles 2.5–15 mm long, winged; lamina discolourous, dark green above, broadly ovate in outline, pinnatifid, pinnatisect or bipinnatifid, 11–41 mm long, 7.5–20 mm wide, venation obscure on upper surface and densely hairy, rarely glabrous; lower surface pale green and densely hairy.

Inflorescences terminal, spicate or racemose, 4–11 cm long; bracts opposite sometimes toothed, 6–14 mm long persistent. Pedicel 1–3 mm long. Calyx campanulate, 10-veined, subequal lobes, densely hairy. Corolla 1-lipped, 5-lobed, white, hairy; stamens attached above base of corolla tube.

Mericarps 4, brown, globular, 1.5 mm long, surface smooth and glabrous.

Flowering: Flowers have been recorded from all months of the year; fruits have been recorded in July.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows around Dubbo in NSW through to Queensland Clemont to Goondiwindi.

Inhabits black cracking clay soil, often on alluvium, in grassland or associated Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Casuarina cristata or Acacia harpophylla.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Considerable variation is evident in this species.

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept: Bean A.R. (2018) Conspectus of Teucrium (Lamiaceae) Muelleria 37: 3-18

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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