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Family: Goodeniaceae
Scaevola myrtifolia

Citation: K. Krause, Pflanzenr. 54:136 (1912).

Synonymy: Merkusia myrtifolia Vriese, Nat. Verh. Holl. Maats. Wet. Haarlem 2:72 (1854); S. groenii F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 6:15 (1867). , Scaevola groeneri

Common name: None

Shrub to 1.5 m high, more or less scurfy with stellate-glandular hairs; stems erect, branched, terete, viscid when young; leaves elliptic, attenuate into a very short petiole at the base, acute, mucronate, 1.7-4 cm long, 1-12 mm wide, entire or obscurely obtuse-toothed, thick.

Flowers axillary, solitary or in few-flowered cymes, on peduncles 3-5 mm long; bracteoles directly below the flower, linear, 5-8 mm long; sepals connate to form an undulate rim to I mm long, subglabrous; corolla 13-16 mm long, white, glabrous or subglabrous outside, bearded in the throat; lobes oblong-elliptic, 3-5 mm long with broad wings, often sinuate and fimbriate near the base; style 7-8 mm long, villous; indusium transversely oblong, c. 2 mm wide, glabrous except for white bristles around the orifice; ovary narrow-ellipsoid, c. 2 mm long, 2-celled, subglabrous.

Fruit obovoid, c. 3 mm long, rugose, glabrous, green.

image of FSA3_Scaevola_myr.jpg Habit, leaf, flower
Image source: fig. 636f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: EP.   In mallee.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: July — Dec.

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