Teucrium thieleanum B.J.Conn

Telopea 11: 135 (2006) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Perennial subshrub 1–1.5 m high; branches densely covered with simple straight to antrorse, short and long eglandular hairs, and shorter stalked glands and subsessile hemispherical glands. Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, rarely elliptic, simple, 20–50 mm long, 10–45 mm wide, surfaces densely pubescent with glandular and eglandular hairs, lower surface densely covered with subsessile glands, upper surface with occasional subsessile glands, apex subacute, margin crenate to lacerate, slightly recurved; petiole to 8 mm long. Inflorescence usually branched, to 65 cm long, many-flowered; cymes (5–)7–15-flowered, 7-flowered distally; pedicel 1.8–2 mm long, ascending. Calyx 2.5–5 mm long, densely hairy with short curled eglandular hairs, densely covered with subsessile glands, lobes slightly longer to shorter than tube; corolla-tube shorter than calyx, abaxial lip 3–3.6 mm long, with minute, subsessile, hemispherical glands and sometimes with occasional eglandular hairs externally; stamens 6–8 mm long, c. equal to abaxial corolla-lip. Mericarps 1.5–2 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Jun.

EGU, SnM. Known only from a few sites in east Gippsland (Little River Gorge, Reedy Creek, Suggan Buggan, Deddick, Marble Gully near Bindi) where it occurs in woodlands and shrublands, usually on steep, rocky slopes.

Appears to be a relatively short-lived species that may be locally common following fires.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-07-29
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-01-12
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Teucrium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Teucrium thieleanum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Teucrium thieleanum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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