Westringia rigida R.Br. Stiff Westringia
Prodr. 501 (1810)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 22 September 1997

Low spreading, straggly or erect, pungent shrub, (0.05-)0.15-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. white, Apr to Nov. Variety of soils, frequently in sandy soils over limestone.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Great Victoria Desert, Hampton, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Central, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Eastern, Maralinga, Fitzgerald, Hampton, Mardabilla, Recherche, Shield, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Eucla, Eyre, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Menzies, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Narrogin, Pingelly, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, Toodyay, Westonia, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 4-12 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, whorled, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 1.7-2.5. mm long Pedicel present, 1-1.4 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 1-2.7 mm long, not accrescent, moderately dense, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla 9.5-14 mm long, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with two stamen and two staminodes stamens, style 7-10 mm long, filament 1-2 mm long, anthers 0.8-1.2 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Great Victoria Desert, Murchison, Mallee, Esperance or Nullarbor.