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

Description: Shrub 0.5–1 m high.

Leaves in whorls of 3–5; lamina ovate to lanceolate, or ± elliptic, 11–23 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, length to breadth ratio 2.4–4.2, margins entire and recurved; surfaces densely hairy with hairs ± appressed, simple, mostly antrorse; petiole 2–2.5 mm long.

Bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long. Calyx ± green, outer surface densely hairy; tube 3.5–5 mm long; lobes ± triangular, 3–4.5 mm long, 1.2–2 mm wide; lobe to tube ratio 0.7–1. Corolla 11–13 mm long, white with yellowish dots.


Flowering: spring to early autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dense low shrubland, confined to steep rhyolite rocky outcrops, from Moruya district.
NSW subdivisions: SC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-t
AVH map***

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


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