Newcastelia velutina, Family Lamiaceae, is an erect perennial shrub, growing up to 1.5 m. Leaves are opposite, sessile, broadly lanceolate, 16-45 mm long and 5-12 mm wide. Stems and leaves have a soft velvety surface. Terminal inflorescene are 2Ð12 cm long and 1.5-2 cm wide. The fruit is obvoid, very sparsely hairy in upper part, glabrous below. (Leverington et al., 2006).
Newcastelia velutina |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Newcastelia velutina
A potential threat to Newcastelia velutina may be inappropriate fire regimes (Leverington et al.; 2006).