Teucrium sessiliflorum Benth.

Camel bush

in DC., Prodr. 12: 580 (1848) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Perennial tufted herb to 25 cm high, often root-suckering and sometimes forming extensive stands; branches sparsely to rather densely pubescent, hairs branched, rarely simple, sessile glands present. Leaves narrowly obovate to ovate in outline, 0.5–3 cm long, 3–15 mm wide, pinnately 3–5-lobed distally, midrib prominently raised beneath, surfaces with sparse to moderately dense branched hairs, margin strongly recurved; sessile. Inflorescence spike-like, 1.5–4 cm long; flowers sessile in axils of broad floral leaves, 1 or 2 per axil; internodes not visible. Calyx 4.5–7 mm long, with dense simple and branched hairs and scattered glands, lobes c. equal to tube; corolla-tube c. equal to calyx, abaxial lip 5–8 mm long, glandular-pubescent externally; stamens slightly shorter than abaxial corolla-lip. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

GipP, LoM, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to the far north-west and rather rare, occurring in mallee communities on sandy or loamy soils.

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, 2021-01-06
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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 sessiliflorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Teucrium sessiliflorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native

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South Australia
New South Wales