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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Australia.
Westringia fruticosa (Willd.) Druce

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or undershrubs, non-aromatic
Morphology Branches
Branches often triangular or quadrangular in cross-section
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in whorls of 3-6, less frequently decussate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid on leafy branches, part-inflorescences 1-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pale mauve, distinctly 2-lipped, 5-lobed (2/3), posterior lip with lobes directed outwards, anterior lip with median lobe directed outwards and forward to recurved, lateral lobes spreading, tube expanded in throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 (anterior pair reduced to staminodes), inserted on posterior side of corolla-throat, anthers 1-thecous, dorsifixed, appearing basifixed, staminodes inserted on anterior side of corolla-throat, thecae reduced to 2 lobes, white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 4 mericarps, not enclosed by calyx-lobes.
Note
About 25 species
Distribution
Endemic to Australia.

Native to:

New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Westringia Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Melville, R. [1423], Australia 36886.000

First published in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 17: 171 (1797)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Guerin, G.R. (2009). A revision of Westringia section Cephalowestringia (Lamiaceae: Westringieae) Australian Systematic Botany 22: 121-136.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Conn, Fl. S. Australia, 3: 1230-1232 (1986)
  • Fl. New South Wales, 3: 641-645 (1992)
  • Fl. Victoria, 4: 441-444 (1999)
  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Nuytsia 6: 335-349 (1988)
  • Westringia Sm., Vetensk. Akad. Handl. Stockh., 171 (1797)

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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