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Family: Myoporaceae
Eremophila battii

Citation: F. Muell., Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. ser. 2, 5:187 (1890).

Synonymy: E. battii F. Muell. var. major J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 57:157 (1933). , Pholidia battii

Common name: None

Small spreading shrub to 0.5 m or rarely taller; branches non-tuberculate, densely pubescent, the hairs milky-white, stiff; leaves alternate, scattered, linear-oblanceolate to linear-spathulate, 5-20 x 1-3 mm, acute, the two halves of the lamina folded, the apical portion recurved, margins entire or a few teeth either side of the apex, pubescent with short glandular and longer milky-white eglandular hairs.

Flowers 1 per axil; pedicel 2-3 mm long, pubescent; sepals imbricate, green, ovate-oblong, 6-12 x 1.5-3 mm, obtuse, outside surface villous with numerous snorter red-brown glandular hairs, inside surface pubescent, the hairs with prominent red-brown glandular tips; corolla 15-30 mm long, lilac to purple, the tube white inside and purple-spotted on the lateral walls, outside surface villous but with numerous shorter glandular hairs, inside of tube pubescent but distinctly woolly below the lobes of the upper lip, inside of lobes glabrous, lobes obtuse; stamens included, filaments and anthers pubescent; ovary pubescent or villous in the upper half, glabrous below, style hirsute.

Fruit dry, ovoid to subglobular 6-9.5 x 6.5-8.5 mm, pubescent.

image of FSA3_Eremophila_bat.jpg Branch, leaf, flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 609K in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly May — Sept.

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