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Westringia blakeana B.Boivin
Family Lamiaceae
Westringia blakeana B.Boivin APNI*

Description: Shrub 1–4 m high.

Leaves in whorls of 3; lamina lanceolate to ± linear, 20–60 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, length to breadth ratio 7–15, margins entire and usually slightly recurved; both surfaces sparsely to very sparsely hairy or glabrous; petiole 1–4 mm long.

Bracteoles 3.8–5.5 mm long. Calyx green, outer surface sparsely hairy or glabrous; tube 3–3.5 mm long; lobes narrow-triangular, 5–5.5 mm long, 1–1.3 mm wide; lobe to tube ratio 1.6–1.8. Corolla c. 10 mm long, very pale mauve to almost white, with brown dots.


Flower
Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest, often near creeks or waterfalls on edge of rainforest; north from the Lismore district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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