Hemiandra R.Br.

Greek hemi — half, andra — stamens, referring to the single fertile cell of the stamen anthers.

Stiff shrubs. Leaves opposite, entire, with a needle point. Flowers axillary, solitary, bracts 2. Calyx 2-lipped or with 5 lobes. Corolla 2-lipped, upper lip shorter, 2-lobed, lower lip of 3 lobes, the middle one often notched. Stamens in 2 pairs, each stamen with 1 chamber and an appendage. Fruit nutlets roughsurfaced.

Seed and softwood cuttings.

Leaves needle-pointed; anthers with a tooth-like, downwardly projecting appendage.

About 14 species endemic to SW WA.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Lamiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
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species         Hemiandra pungens R.Br.