Eremophila deserti (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Chinnock


Fl. South Australia 3: 1338 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c. 4 m high, glabrous; branches sometimes obscurely tuberculate. Leaves alternate, linear to oblanceolate, 2–5.5 cm long, 3–8 mm wide, apex uncinate, margins entire. Inflorescences 1–4-flowered; pedicels 5–10 mm long, reflexed. Flowers almost actinomorphic; sepals triangular, 2–3 mm long, apex acuminate, c. imbricate basally, green; corolla almost rotate, 4–7 mm long, glabrous or inside of lobes pubescent at base, cream, unspotted; stamens 5, included, anthers sagittate; ovary glabrous, style glabrous. Fruit ovoid to subglobose, 4–6.5 mm long, 4–5.5 mm diam., succulent, glabrous, yellow to black. Flowers mainly Jul.–Oct.

CVU, GipP, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Scattered mainly across northern Victoria in woodland and mallee communities, with isolated occurrences in the south along rocky watercourses (e.g. Merri and Jacksons Creeks, Werribee River) between Keilor and Bacchus Marsh. .

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 deserti in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eremophila deserti in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales