Westringia cremnophila N.A.Wakef.

Snowy River Westringia

Victorian Naturalist 73: 186 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

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

Silver-grey shrub 0.1–0.5 m high, much-branched, usually growing more-or-less horizontally out of steep cliffs; branches densely covered in somewhat appressed, white hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3 (rarely 4), narrowly oblong (appearing almost linear), 10–20 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, length-to-width ratio c. 10, densely silky-hairy when young, but upper surface becoming glabrous or nearly so, minutely scabrous, margin entire and strongly revolute, apex obtuse, sometimes mucronate; petiole 0.4–1 mm long. Bracteoles c. 1 mm long. Calyx with outer surface densely covered with white hairs, tube 3–3.5 mm long, lobes, c. 2 mm long, to c. 1 mm wide, lobe-to-tube ratio 0.6–0.7; corolla c. 10 mm long, white with mauve (lavender) tinge, yellow-brown dots in throat. Flowers mainly spring.

EGU. Endemic in Victoria. Very localized on cliffs and in rock crevices above the gorge tract of the Snowy River east of Butchers Ridge.

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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2020-03-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Westringia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Westringia cremnophila in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Westringia cremnophila in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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