Westringia

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Westringia
Westringia fruticosa flower.jpg
Westringia fruticosa
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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 list[edit]

The following is a list of the species of Westringia described and recognised by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families at Kew Gardens[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guerin, G.R. (2009). A revision of Westringia section Cephalowestringia (Lamiaceae: Westringieae). Australian Systematic Botany 22: 121-136.
  2. ^ a b 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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