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Prostanthera rotundifolia R.Br.
The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.
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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
Prostanthera rotundifolia (roundleaf mint bush) is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, one of about 90 Australian endemic species from the genus Prostanthera. Its native distribution is in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. The species is listed as vulnerable in Tasmania.
It is an evergreen, branched shrub, which may reach up to 4 m (13 ft) tall by 3 m (10 ft) broad. It has dark green, strongly aromatic, round leaves 4–10 millimetres (0.16–0.39 in) long, and cup-shaped purple flowers 1 cm across between September and October.
The specific epithet rotundifolia means "rounded leaves".
In cultivation it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. In temperate regions it must be grown in a frost-free environment.
Essential oils can be extracted from the leaves.
- ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
- ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Prostanthera rotundifolia". Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- Threatened Flora of Tasmania. 2003. Prostanthera rotundifolia