Oldfield & F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:208 (1859).
Synonymy: E. goodwinii sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 786 (1957), non F. Muell.
Common name: Turpentine bush.
Shrub 0.5-1.6 m tall; branches non-tuberculate, pubescent, the hairs short, irregularly branched, viscid at least towards the branch tips; leaves alternate, scattered, lanceolate to elliptic, 10-35 x 2-6 mm, acute, margins entire or obscurely dentate, obscurely pubescent, hairs simple or irregularly branched, surfaces viscid, often shiny.
Flowers 1 per axil; pedicel 1225 mm long, sigmoidly curved or straight, pubescent, the hairs simple or irregularly branched; sepals imbricate, unequal, green or purple, ovate to lanceolate rarely oblanceolate, 12-17 x 5.5-9 mm, outside surface sparsely pubescent, obscurely glandular-papillose and viscid, inside surface pubescent, hairs eglandular; corolla 15-25 mm long, lilac to mauve or white, probably spotted inside the tube, outside surface eglandular pubescent, inside of tube densely woolly, lobes glabrous, acute; anthers included, glabrous; ovary villous; style pilose.
Fruit broadly ovoid, 5-9 x 3.5-5.5 mm, villous.
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Image source: fig. 610B in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Erickson et al. (1973) Flowers and plants of Western Australia, fig. 479.
Occurs on brown calcareous soils under mallee (NU) and reported from one location (NW) on red dunes in grassland.
S.Aust.: NW, NU. W.Aust.
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
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State Herbarium of South Australia
This is an extremely polymorphic species widespread in W.Aust. The form found in S.Aust. is relatively uniform and the description is based entirely upon it.
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