Myoporum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, usually glabrous, rarely pubescent, often viscid. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, sessile or with a petiole-like base, margins entire or toothed. Inflorescences 1–12-flowered. Flowers more or less actinomorphic; sepals 5, free or fused at base, equal or sub-equal, valvate or imbricate; corolla white to pinkish, spotted or unspotted, tube campanulate, lobes 5, spreading, regular or weakly 2-lipped; stamens 4, usually exserted, filaments straight or slightly curved, anthers reniform; ovary 2- or 4-celled, ovules 1 or 2 per cell, style straight. Fruit a fleshy drupe, rarely dry and laterally compressed.

About 28 species, from South-east Asia to Australia, the Pacific and Mauritius; c. 17 species in Australia.

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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