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Family: Myoporaceae
Eremophila delisseri

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 5:108 (1866).

Synonymy: Pholidia delisseri F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:11 (1870).

Common name: None

Description:
White hoary shrub, 0.3-c. 1 m tall; branches distinctly ribbed, tuberculate, finely tomentose with branched hairs; leaves opposite, ovate to oblong, 3.5-9 x 2-5 mm, obtuse but with a small mucro, recurved to curled, margins entire, surface prominently tuberculate when dry, clothed in a dense persistent stellate tomentum, the hairs branched towards the base.

Flowers 1 per axil; sessile or pedicel less than 1 mm long; sepals imbricate, ovate-triangular, 4.5-7 x 1.3-2.7 mm, acute, outside surface completely clothed in a white branched tomentum, inside surface glandular-pubescent with larger eglandular branched hairs along the margins and around the apex; corolla 19-22 mm long, lilac, tube white inside, brown-spotted, outside surface densely stellate-pubescent, inside surface of tube arachnoid hairy, lobes glabrous, obtuse; stamens included, filaments bearded towards the base, glabrous above; anthers glabrous; ovary tomentose; style glabrous.

Fruit ovoid, 4-4.5 x 2.5-3 mm, villous, hairs branched.

image of FSA3_Eremophila_del.jpg Branch, flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 610E in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NU.   ?W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Sept.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: In addition there are two closely related undescribed species in S.Aust. previously included under E. delisseri. E. "decussata" (NU, GT) is a small shrub to 0.5 m tall with branches lacking ribs and tubercles, leaves finely stellate-pubescent with the hairs sparser on the adaxial surface and a finely stellate-pubescent corolla. E. "dendritica" (W.Aust.; S.Aust.: NW, NU) is a small shrub to 0.5 m tall with branches lacking ribs and tubercles, branches, leaves and corolla dendritic pubescent.

Author: Not yet available


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