Eremophila oppositifolia subsp. oppositifolia

Twin-leaf Emu-bush

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or small tree to c. 10 m high, grey-tomentose; branches usually non-tuberculate. Leaves mostly opposite or subopposite, c. terete or linear to linear-lanceolate, mostly 3–9 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, hoary to glabrescent, apex acute and uncinate, margins entire. Inflorescences 1–4-flowered; pedicels 3–10.5 mm long, curved. Flowers zygomorphic; sepals spathulate to oblanceolate, 5–18 mm long, obtuse, separate at base, hoary, usually cream; corolla usually 20–30 mm long, glabrous outside, hirsute inside tube and often on lower parts of lobes, white or suffused with pink, unspotted, upper lip 2-lobed; stamens 4, exserted, anthers reniform; ovary pubescent, style glabrous or hirsute. Fruit obloid-cylindric, 4.5–7 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., dry, densely pubescent. Flowers mostly May–Oct.

HNF, MuF, MuM. In Victoria confined to mallee and woodland communities on sandy loams in the far north-west; regarded as vulnerable in the State.

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.
Updated by: Frank Udovicic, 2014-11-10
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eremophila oppositifolia subsp. oppositifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eremophila oppositifolia subsp. oppositifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Fans present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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South Australia
New South Wales