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Westringia eremicola

Westringia eremicola (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Prostantheroideae
Genus: Westringia
Species: Westringia eremicola

Westringia eremicola A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Labiat. gen. sp. 459. 1834
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Westringia eremicola in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Westringia eremicola, commonly known as slender westringia or slender western rosemary, is a flowering plant species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia.


The species was formally described in 1834 based on plant material collected by Allan Cunningham.[1]

It is a slender shrub growing to 1.5 metres high. Leaves are about 8 to 20 mm long and 0.8 to 1.6 mm wide with hairs on both surfaces. They appear in whorls of three or four. The flowers, which may be purple, mauve, lilac or white appear throughout the year.[2]

It occurs naturally in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.[2] Associated species include Calytrix tetragona, as well as Acacia, Daviesia, Leptospermum, Leucopogon and Triodia species.[3]

"Westringia eremicola". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
"Westringia eremicola A.Cunn. ex Benth". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
"Westringia eremicola". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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