Teucrium albicaule Toelken

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 7: 296 (1985) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Perennial herb 5–20 cm high, root-suckering and often forming stands to several metres across; branches white or greyish with dense simple retrorse hairs. Most leaves trifoliolate (often appearing to be a whorl of 6 leaves), sessile; leaflets c. linear, 2–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, sparsely to moderately pubescent above, densely white-pubescent below, margin entire, recurved to revolute; lowermost leaves sometimes entire or 3-lobed, narrow-elliptic, to c. 14 mm long and 5 mm wide. Flowers solitary in distal leaf-axils; pedicel 4–7 mm long, often c. horizontal, upturned distally. Calyx 2–5 mm long, densely grey-pubescent with antrorse hairs, tube c. half as long as or equal to lobes; corolla white, tube slightly shorter than calyx, mid-lobe 5–8 mm long, pubescent externally; stamens c. 6–8 mm long. Mericarps c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Jun.

LoM, MuM, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also NT, SA, NSW. Grows in grey clayey or loamy soils in usually in herb-rich alluvial flats, Eucalyptus largiflorens woodlands, or in chenopod-dominated shrublands. Largely coextensive with T. racemosum in the northern part of that species range in Victoria, but much less common..

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Lamiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-06-13
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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 albicaule in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Teucrium albicaule in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales