Prostanthera saxicola var. bracteolata J.H.Willis

Slender Mint-bush

Victorian Naturalist 73: 199 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect to prostrate shrub, often spindly with intertwined branches, 0.1–2 m high; branches sparsely to moderately hairy, hairs antrorse. Leaves scattered, sessile, linear to narrow-oblong or -ovate, 5–9 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, base narrowly cuneate, margin incurved or inrolled. Flowers in leafy racemose inflorescences, appearing axillary; bracteoles 1.6–3 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide. Calyx 4–5 mm long, tube 2–3 mm long, adaxial lobe 1.5–2 mm long (slightly enlarged in fruit); corolla white to pale mauve (rarely bluish), 8–10 mm long; anther appendage 0.5–0.8 mm long.  Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, VVP, Wim. Scattered in heathland, dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands from the Grampians to Ensay area, often on rocky soils.

The subspecific classification of this species is under review. 

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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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Prostanthera saxicola var. bracteolata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Prostanthera saxicola var. bracteolata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory