Lavandula dentata var. candicans Batt.

Fl. Algerie 1: 666 (1890) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Shrub to c. 1 m high; indumentum woolly, grey. Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, 2–3 cm long, wide, rounded, pinnate to pinnatifid, margin sometimes revolute. Peduncle to 30 cm long; bracts subtending cymes broad-ovate, purplish, 7–11 mm long; terminal bracts 7–10 mm long. Calyx 5–7 mm long, lobes under 1 mm long, 13-veined; corolla 8–10 mm long, tube light violet-blue, only slightly exserted from calyx, limb dark purple; stamens included within corolla-tube. Recorded flowering in Victoria Sep.–Dec.

*Gold, *VVP. Native to the Mediterranean region and Arabian Peninsula. Commonly cultivated as an ornamental and for its oils and has become naturalised in a coastal recreational reserve at Portland, in degraded Eucalyptus camaldulensis grassy woodland at Harcourt, and along a highly weed-infested railway line at Ivanhoe.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-04-27
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2018-08-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Lavandula
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lavandula dentata var. candicans in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lavandula dentata var. candicans in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced

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New South Wales