Eremophila longifolia (R.Br.) F.Muell.

Rep. Pl. Babbage’s Exped. 17 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to c. 8 m high, often root-suckering, pubescent with appressed or spreading simple hairs or a mixture of simple and glandular hairs; branches sparsely to densely tuberculate. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, mostly 3–20 cm long and 3–14 mm wide, pubescent to tomentose, acuminate, often uncinate, margins entire. Inflorescences 1–5-flowered; pedicels 4–10.5 mm long. Flowers zygomorphic; sepals more or less lanceolate, 2–6.5 mm long, acute to acuminate, valvate or imbricate, pubescent, green; corolla 20–30 mm long, pubescent outside and inside, dull reddish, spotted or unspotted, upper lip 2-lobed; stamens 4, exserted, anthers reniform; ovary glabrous, style glabrous. Fruit ovoid-obloid to subglobose, 5–12 mm long, 5–12 mm diam., fleshy, glabrous or rarely with scattered hairs, purplish when ripe.  Flowers most of year.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland states. Scattered across north and north-west Victoria in a variety of habitats, but usually on heavier loamy soils.

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 Eremophila
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eremophila longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eremophila longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales