Eremophila Allied Gen. 123 (2007) APNI
Erect shrub to c. 2 m high, glabrous; branches tuberculate or non-tuberculate. Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, mostly 2–9 cm long and 6–40 mm wide, distinctly viscid, apex acute, margins serrate to serrulate; petiolate. Inflorescences 2–7-flowered; pedicels 4–8 mm long, glabrous. Sepals ovate to narrow-triangular, usually 2.5–4 mm long, acute to acuminate, valvate or slightly imbricate at base, glabrous; corolla 7–11 mm long, glabrous outside, inside of lobes and upper part of tube villous, white, often tinged pinkish-purple, spotted; stamens long-exserted; ovary and style glabrous. Fruit more or less globose, c. 5 mm diam., succulent, cream or yellowish, tinged red or brown, drying brown to black. Flowers mainly Jun.–Dec.
Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Apart from isolated eastern occurrences at Lakes Entrance and Wilsons Promontory, largely confined in Victoria to the west where found on dry slopes, rocky outcrops and occasionally near the coast.
This species has previously been included in M. viscosum R. Br. from which it differs in being non-odorous, having translucent fruit that are cream to yellowish with darker markings, and distinctly petiolate leaves that are thinner-textured, prominently punctate and not reflexed down the branches. Myoporum viscosum s.str. is confined to a few near-coastal areas of South Australia (Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas and Kangaroo Island).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|