Ill. Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 572.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Austral bugle, Australian bugle.
Herb with erect branches to 30 cm long, quadrangular, 3-5 mm diam., densely hairy; leaves 5-10 cm long, with the margins entire to serrate or serrately lobed, densely hairy particularly on the undersurface of the leaf.
Inflorescence with 5-12 or up to 18 nodes with part-inflorescences, with bracts usually 1-3 times longer than the cluster of flowers it subtends; corolla 15-25 mm long, or rarely less in depauperate plants.
Mericarps narrowly oblong-obovoid, 3-4 mm long, not keeled, with an attachment scar being a concavity c. 2 mm long and with a more or less raised ridge around it, usually finely reticulate-rugose.
||Flowering branch and calyx.
Image source: fig. 553A in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.
SA Distribution Map based
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This the more robust form agrees well with Stapf's illustration of A. grandiflora but may also fall within the range of variation of the older name A. australis.
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