Myoporum platycarpum R.Br.


Prodr. 516 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree to c. 10 m high, glabrous; branches sparsely or rarely densely tuberculate, viscid. Leaves alternate, scattered, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, mostly 3–9 cm long, 3–14 mm wide, often falcate, apex acute to acuminate, uncinate, margins dentate in upper half, entire in lower half; petiolate. Inflorescences 4–11-flowered; pedicels 4–6 mm long, glabrous, viscid. Sepals triangular, 0.5–1 mm long, acute, valvate, glabrous, viscid; corolla 3.5–16 mm long, glabrous outside, inside of lobes and upper part of tube villous, white, often tinged purplish-pink, spotted or unspotted; stamens exserted; ovary and style glabrous. Fruit ovate, 4–5.5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, compressed, acute.

Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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 Myoporum
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Myoporum platycarpum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Myoporum platycarpum 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
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales