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Prostanthera phylicifolia

Spiked Mint-bush at Michelago, NSW

Prostanthera phylicifolia at Michelago, NSW - 4 Dec 2017
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Identification history

Prostanthera phylicifolia 8 Dec 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Prostanthera phylicifolia 7 Dec 2017 BettyDonWood
Prostanthera decussata 6 Dec 2017 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 6 Dec 2017 Lesleyishiyama

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   7 Dec 2017
This is not a species I am familiar with. There is no closeup of the wet leaves and I cannot tell when I blow the photo up whether they have coarse hairs or not.
   8 Dec 2017
Wow! I have never heard of that one!
   8 Dec 2017
Hi Betty is there any chance it could be prostanthera phylicifolia?
   8 Dec 2017
Those two species are very close together in the Plantnet key. The key character that separates them is whether the leaves are hairless or not. I got the impression from the photo that there were the occasional coarse hairs on the leaf edges which would have made it decussata. On looking at the photo again I now think they were probably hairless.
   9 Dec 2017
Hi Betty
Yes and the fact that the leaves were covered in rain drops makes it even harder. I think hairless. Thank you so much

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 4 Dec 2017 09:07 AM Recorded on
  • Lesleyishiyama Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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