Myoporum floribundum A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Weeping Boobialla

in al., Enum. Pl. 78 (1837) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Spreading shrub to c. 3 m high, glabrous; branches often horizontal to drooping, sparsely or obscurely tuberculate. Leaves alternate to opposite, lax, usually drooping, narrow-linear, mostly 2–11 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire; sessile. Inflorescences 6–8-flowered; pedicels 1–3 mm long, glabrous. Flowers secund on upper side of branches; sepals ovate-lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm long, acute, valvate, glabrous; corolla 3–5 mm long, glabrous outside, with long scattered hairs inside, white, unspotted; stamens long-exserted; ovary and style glabrous. Fruit obloid, 2–3 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, compressed, truncate. Flowers mainly Oct.–Jan.

EGU, SnM. Also NSW. Very rare in Victoria where apparently confined to rocky, lightly forested slopes in rainshadow areas of the Snowy River catchment north of Gelantipy.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Myoporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Myoporum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Myoporum floribundum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Myoporum floribundum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales