Myoporum montanum R.Br.


Prodr. 515 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or small tree to c. 8 m high, glabrous; branches tuberculate or non-tuberculate. Leaves alternate, lanceolate to elliptic, rarely linear, mostly 3.5–14 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, apex attenuate, margins entire; petiolate. Inflorescences 1–7-flowered; pedicels 5–15 mm long, glabrous. Sepals more or less ovate, 1.5–3 mm long, acute to acuminate, valvate, glabrous or glandular-hairy; corolla 6–8 mm long, glabrous outside, inside of lobes pubescent, white, often spotted purplish on lobes and upper tube; stamens slightly exserted; ovary glabrous, style glabrous or pubescent. Fruit subglobose, 4–7.5 mm diam., succulent, reddish-purple, drying brownish. Flowers mainly Jun.–Nov.

CVU, Gold, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland States. Scattered across northern Victoria where uncommon to rather rare. Mostly in mallee and riparian woodland communities but also in rocky gorges.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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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 montanum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Myoporum montanum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
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