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Singleton Mint Bush - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Prostanthera cineolifera
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 12 Aug 2019


Erect shrub, 1 - 4 m high, strongly aromatic; branches moderately to densely covered with short, curled hairs and more or less sessile glands. Leaves more or less narrow-ovate, 12 - 50 mm long, 4 - 12 mm wide; apex obtuse; base cuneate to obtuse; margins entire; surfaces light green, mostly hairless, sparsely to densely hairy on midrib on lower surface, densely glandular with more or less sessile glands. Flowers clustered at the ends of branches; bracteoles not persistent, 1 - 2 mm long. Sepals 3 - 4 mm long; tube 2 - 2.5 mm long; upper lobe 1 - 2 mm long, not enlarged in fruit. Petals 8 - 11 mm long, pale mauve to dark purple-mauve, darker in throat. The taxonomic status of this species is uncertain.


Restricted to only a few localities near Scone, Cessnock and St Albans.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in open woodlands on exposed sandstone ridges.
  • Usually found in association with shallow or skeletal sands.
  • Fire response is unknown, but other Prostanthera species are fire sensitive, with recruitment occurring from the soil seed bank following a fire.
  • Life span is unknown but is expected to be in the vicinity of 10-20 years while the estimated minimum time to produce seed is approximately 3-4 years.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Brigalow Belt SouthLiverpool Range Known None
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Known None
Sydney BasinHunter Known None
Sydney BasinYengo Known None