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Westringia fruticosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Prostantheroideae
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.

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.

Species list

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

  • Westringia acifolia G.R.Guerin
  • Westringia amabilis B.Boivin
  • Westringia angustifolia R.Br.
  • Westringia blakeana B.Boivin
  • Westringia brevifolia Benth.
  • Westringia capitonia G.R.Guerin
  • Westringia cephalantha F.Muell.
  • Westringia cheelii Maiden & Betche
  • Westringia crassifolia N.A.Wakef. - whipstick westringia
  • Westringia cremnophila N.A.Wakef. - Snowy River westringia
  • Westringia dampieri R.Br.
  • Westringia davidii B.J.Conn
  • Westringia discipulorum S.Moore - white button bush
  • Westringia eremicola A.Cunn. ex Benth. - slender westringia
  • Westringia fitzgeraldensis R.W.Davis & Jobson
  • Westringia fruticosa (Willd.) Druce - coastal rosemary
  • Westringia glabra R.Br. - violet westringia
  • Westringia grandifolia Benth.
  • Westringia kydrensis B.J.Conn
  • Westringia longepedunculata B.Boivin
  • Westringia longifolia R.Br. - long-leaved westringia
  • Westringia lucida B.Boivin - shining westringia
  • Westringia lurida Gand.
  • Westringia ophioglossa R.W.Davis & Jobson
  • Westringia parvifolia C.T.White & W.D.Francis
  • Westringia rigida R.Br. - stiff westringia
  • Westringia rubiifolia R.Br.
  • Westringia rupicola S.T.Blake
  • Westringia saxatilis B.J.Conn
  • Westringia senifolia F.Muell. - alpine westringia
  • Westringia sericea B.Boivin
  • Westringia tenuicaulis C.T.White & W.D.Francis
  • Westringia viminalis B.J.Conn & Tozer
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