Eremophila crassifolia (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Thick-leaf Emu-bush

Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Van Diemen’s Land 3: 297 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading or erect shrub to c. 1 m high; branches often obscurely pubescent, tuberculate. Leaves alternate, clustered and overlapping, ovate, obovate or orbicular, mostly 4–8 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, glabrous or pubescent along margins or lower surface, wrinkled below, thickish, decurved, obtuse, sometimes mucronate, margins entire. Inflorescences 1-flowered. Flowers zygomorphic, subsessile; sepals lanceolate to triangular, 3–5 mm long, acuminate, imbricate, glabrous outside, green; corolla 5.5–10.5 mm long, glabrous outside, villous inside tube, lilac or white, spotted, upper lip 2-lobed; stamens 4, 2 included, 2 slightly exserted, anthers reniform; ovary glabrous, style glabrous. Fruit ovoid, 2–3 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., succulent, glabrous. Flowers mostly spring (throughout the year).

LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria confined to the north-west where found in mallee scrub on dunes or in swales. .

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 crassifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eremophila crassifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

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South Australia
New South Wales