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.
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 BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
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