Eremophila bignoniiflora (Benth.) F.Muell.

Bignonia Emu-bush

Rep. Pl. Babbage’s Exped. 17 (1859), as E. bignoniflora APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub or small tree to c. 7 m high, much-branched, glabrous, resinous; branches non-tuberculate. Leaves alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate, mostly 7–20 cm long and 4.5–14 mm wide, viscid when mature, acuminate, margins entire or rarely toothed towards apex. Inflorescences mostly 1-flowered; pedicels 5–24 mm long, curved. Flowers zygomorphic; sepals ovate, 5–10.5 mm long, acuminate, imbricate, green; corolla 20–30 mm long, glabrous outside, pubescent inside tube and on lower lobe, usually creamy-white, spotted, upper lip 2-lobed; stamens 4, shortly exserted, anthers reniform; ovary glabrous, style glabrous. Fruit ovoid, 15–20 mm long, 10–15 mm diam., dry, splitting near apex, glabrous, greenish. Flowers mainly Jun.–Nov.

MuM, MSB, RobP. All mainland States except ACT. In Victoria confined to the far north-west and considered endangered in this State. Found along river flats and in depressions in woodlands on heavy clay 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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-03-13
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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 bignoniiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eremophila bignoniiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales