Prostanthera galbraithiae B.J.Conn

Wellington Mint-bush

Telopea 7: 321 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Erect or spreading subshrub or shrub, 0.3–2 m high. Branches densely hairy between ridges and at nodes, otherwise glabrous; hairs antrorse, appressed; glands scattered and usually very sparse. Leaves sessile, very narrowly ovate or oblong, appearing c. linear because margin strongly revolute, (5–)8–15(–25) mm long, to 2 mm wide, mid-green, somewhat aromatic (when crushed), sessile, glabrous, rarely with an occasional minute hair, sparsely glandular, base subobtuse, margin entire, often strongly revolute, apex c. obtuse. Inflorescence leafy and panicle-like, part-inflorescences racemose, 8–24-flowered, often branched, leafy at base; bracteoles persistent, narrowly elliptic, 2–2.5 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide. Calyx 4–5.5 mm long, tube 2–2.5 mm long, abaxial lobe 2–3 mm long; corolla deep mauve to purple with maroon dots, 7–10 mm long; anthers lacking basal appendage. Flowers spring.

GipP. Endemic in the Holey Hill-Dutson area (south of Sale), in heathy open-forest, usually on gravelly sand.

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: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Prostanthera
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Prostanthera galbraithiae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Prostanthera galbraithiae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native

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