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

Description: Erect shrub to 0.4 m high.

Leaves in whorls of 3; lamina elliptic to slightly obovate, 5–8 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, length to breadth ratio 2.2–3.3; margins entire, more or less flat although lamina often slightly recurved; both surfaces sparsely hairy to glabrescent, moderately hairy on new young leaves; petiole 0.5–1 mm long.

Bracteoles 3–3.5 mm long. Calyx green or maroon; outer surface moderately hairy; tube 2.5–3.2 mm long; lobes broad-triangular, 1.5–2.1 mm long, 1–1.4 mm wide; lobe to tube ratio 0.3–0.4. Corolla 8–12 mm long, white with purplish to brownish dots.

Fruit not known.


Illustration
N. Oram

Habitat
Photo A.E. Orme

Habit
Photo A.E. Orme

Flower
Photo A.E. Orme

Fruit
Photo A.E. Orme

Other photo
Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: Flowers August–November

Distribution and occurrence: Rare, only known from Kydra Reefs (SE of Cooma), Southern Tablelands.

Grows in heath in rocky granite or quartzite areas.
NSW subdivisions: ST

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2KC-
AVH map***



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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