Westringia lucida B.Boivin

Shining Westringia

Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 60: 108 (1949) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Dense shrub to 0.5 m high. Leaves in whorls of 3, broad, oblong to elliptic or suborbicular, 8–14 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, length-to-width ratio 1.3–1.8, sparsely to moderately covered in somewhat appressed, simple, antrorse hairs, upper surface finally glabrous, shining, margin entire and flat; petiole 1–1.5 mm long. Bracteoles 1–1.8 mm long. Calyx green, outer surface sparsely (rarely moderately) hairy, tube 3.5–4.5 mm long, lobes triangular, 1–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, lobe-to-tube ratio (0.3–)c. 0.6; corolla 8–9 mm long, white with orange-red dots. Flowers early summer.

VAlp. Also NSW. In Victoria known only from dryish, rocky Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland at c. 1650 m altitude, south of Mt Bogong.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Lamiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Westringia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Westringia lucida in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Westringia lucida in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory