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Westringia fruticosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Westringia

Westringia is a genus of Australian shrubs. As with other members of the mint family their upper petal (or lip) is divided into two lobes. There are four stamens - the upper two are fertile while the lower two are reduced to staminodes. The leaves are in whorls of 3 or 4.[1]

Westringia has been found in the wild in all 6 states of Australia, as well as on Norfolk Island, but not in the Northern Territory.[2]

Species include:[3]

  1. Westringia acifolia G.R.Guerin
  2. Westringia amabilis B.Boivin
  3. Westringia angustifolia R.Br.
  4. Westringia blakeana B.Boivin
  5. Westringia brevifolia Benth.
  6. Westringia capitonia G.R.Guerin
  7. Westringia cephalantha F.Muell.
  8. Westringia cheelii Maiden & Betche
  9. Westringia crassifolia N.A.Wakef. - Whipstick Westringia
  10. Westringia cremnophila N.A.Wakef. - Snowy River Westringia
  11. Westringia dampieri R.Br.
  12. Westringia davidii B.J.Conn
  13. Westringia discipulorum S.Moore - White Button Bush
  14. Westringia eremicola A.Cunn. ex Benth. - Slender Westringia
  15. Westringia fruticosa (Willd.) Druce - Coastal Rosemary
  16. Westringia glabra R.Br. - Violet Westringia
  17. Westringia grandifolia Benth.
  18. Westringia kydrensis B.J.Conn
  19. Westringia longepedunculata B.Boivin
  20. Westringia longifolia R.Br. - Long-leaved Westringia
  21. Westringia lucida B.Boivin - Shining Westringia
  22. Westringia parvifolia C.T.White & W.D.Francis
  23. Westringia rigida R.Br. - Stiff Westringia
  24. Westringia rubiifolia R.Br.
  25. Westringia rupicola S.T.Blake
  26. Westringia saxatilis B.J.Conn
  27. Westringia senifolia F.Muell. - Alpine Westringia
  28. Westringia sericea B.Boivin
  29. Westringia tenuicaulis C.T.White & W.D.Francis
  30. Westringia viminalis B.J.Conn & Tozer


  1. ^ Guerin, G.R. (2009). A revision of Westringia section Cephalowestringia (Lamiaceae: Westringieae). Australian Systematic Botany 22: 121-136.
  2. ^ http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/acceptedRef.do?name_id=214575
  3. ^ "Westringia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

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