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Westringia davidii B.J.Conn
Family Lamiaceae
Westringia davidii B.J.Conn APNI*

Description: Shrub 0.5–2 m high.

Leaves in whorls of 3; lamina ovate to obovate, 7–20 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, length to breadth ratio 1.4–2.6, margins entire and recurved; lower surface very sparsely hairy, glabrescent apically, upper surface and petiole moderately to densely hairy with ± spreading, slightly tangled hairs; petiole 1–2 mm long.

Bracteoles 4–5.5 mm long. Calyx green, often appearing whitish green because of white indumentum, and lobes with purple margins or calyx purplish throughout; outer surface densely hairy; tube 2–3.3 mm long; lobes narrow-triangular, 2.5–4.8 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide; lobe to tube ratio 1.2–1.5. Corolla 8–12 mm long, pale mauve with orange dots.


Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and shrubland, confined to rhyolite rocky outcrops in Nullica S.F.
NSW subdivisions: SC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2V
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
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