Eremophila gibbifolia (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Coccid Emu-bush

Rep. Pl. Babbage’s Exped. 18 (1859), as E. gibbosifolia APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect to spreading shrub to c. 90 cm high; branches hirsute, non-tuberculate. Leaves alternate, oblong to cordiform, mostly 2–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, glabrous, erect and appressed to stems or slightly spreading, plano-convex, acute, margins irregular and prominently tuberculate. Inflorescences 1-flowered. Flowers zygomorphic, sessile; sepals linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, acuminate, imbricate, glabrous outside or hirsute at base, green; corolla 7–10.5 mm long, glabrous outside, villous inside tube, lilac to purple or rarely white, spotted, upper lip 2-lobed; stamens 4, 2 included, 2 slightly exserted, anthers reniform; ovary glabrous, style glabrous. Fruit subcylindric, 2–3.5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, almost dry, glabrous. Flowers mainly Aug.–Jan.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Known from Mt Arapiles, the Little Desert, Rushworth and Wedderburn areas, where usually found in mallee scrub on sandy loam 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 gibbifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eremophila gibbifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

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South Australia
New South Wales