Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or small trees, glabrous, hairy or scaly. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite or whorled, entire or toothed, sometimes resinous, sessile or with a petiole-like base. Inflorescences 1–8-flowered. Flowers zygomorphic, rarely c. actinomorphic; sepals (4–)5, free, fused at base or rarely fused into a tube, equal or unequal, imbricate or valvate, often enlarging after anthesis; corolla weakly or strongly 2-lipped, tube often curved; upper lip of 2 or 4 lobes, lower lip of 1 or 3 lobes; stamens usually 4, included or exserted, anthers reniform or sagittate; ovary 2- or 4-celled, ovules usually 1–3 per cell, style curved or hooked at apex. Fruit dry or drupaceous, woody or rarely crustaceous, smooth, ribbed or rarely winged.

205 species, all from Australia, 1 species extending to New Zealand.

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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