Prostanthera decussata

Common Name:

Dense Mint-bush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Snowfields, East Gippsland (RSTVWY) also NSW
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Open forests and shrub-lands 1

Flower Description:

Mauve to violet 1


Dense, compact shrub to 2 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has thick leaves with stiff hairs and recurved margins. Flowers are axillary and found towards the end of branches 1


Image: Mike Bayly
Image: Mike Bayly
Image: Mike Bayly

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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria