Myoporum brevipes Benth.

Fl. Austral. 5: 6 (1870) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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

Decumbent or erect shrub to c. 2 m high, glabrous; branches tuberculate. Leaves alternate, clustered, linear, oblong, obovate to oblanceolate, mostly 3.5–40 mm long and 2–8 mm wide, both surfaces often prominently tuberculate, glabrous, green or brownish, apex obtuse or rarely acute, margins entire or rarely toothed; c. sessile. Inflorescences 1–6-flowered; pedicels 3.5–9 mm long, glabrous, often tuberculate. Sepals ovate, 1.2–4.5 mm long, acute, imbricate basally, glabrous or sometimes with glandular hairs on margins; corolla 4–6 mm long, glabrous outside often with tubercles on lobes, inside of lobes more or less glabrous, white or pink, often spotted, throat pilose; stamens exserted; ovary and style glabrous. Fruit globose, c. 5 mm diam., white, drying brownish. Flowers mainly Oct.–Feb.

MuM. Also WA, SA. Currently known in Victoria from a few plants growing in mallee scrub on red sand over limestone near Boinka, about 70 km west of Ouyen.

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: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-13
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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 brevipes in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Myoporum brevipes in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Gippsland Plain present cultivated

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia