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Teucridium parvifolium

Mint Family: Lamiaceae

Teucridium parvifolium is a many-branched twiggy shrub with small leaves and small white flowers. Young stems are square in cross section and covered with fine hairs. Glands are common on stems, leaves, sepals and petals.
An endemic genus with one species occurring in isolated populations on the North and South Islands.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 2 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric


Flower size:  8 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, oval-round

Sepals:  5

Leaf size: 4-12 mm

Petals:  5, white

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs on the stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 4

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry