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

Description: Shrub 0.3–2 m high.

Leaves in whorls of 3; lamina lanceolate, but often appearing ± linear, 20–30 mm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, length to breadth ratio 7.5–13, margins entire and strongly revolute such that often only midrib visible; lower surface densely hairy; upper surface glabrous or sparsely hairy basally; petiole 1–2 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy.

Bracteoles 1–1.2 mm long. Calyx green to maroon; outer surface sparsely hairy; tube 3–3.3 mm long; lobes narrow-triangular, 2.5–3.5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; lobe to tube ratio 0.8–1.2. Corolla c. 12 mm long, pale mauve, almost white to lavender coloured, with orange to brownish dots.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky slopes and ridges of sclerophyll forest; north from Grafton district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
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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