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Family: Myoporaceae
Eremophila elderi

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:228 (1874).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Aromatic shrub 0.5-1.5 m tall; branchlets non-tuberculate, densely glandular-pubescent; leaves alternate, clustered, ovate to lanceolate, 30-60 x 10-28 mm, acute, margins serrate or entire, densely glandular-pubescent.

Flowers 1 or 2 per axil; pedicel 10-23 mm long, straight or curved, glandular-pubescent; sepals imbricate, unequal, green, lanceolate, 10-20 x 3-5 mm, margins serrate or entire, both surfaces glandular-pubescent and often glandular-punctate; corolla 15-20 mm long, white to lilac, inside of tube white with 2 red-brown bands extending down the tube below the lateral lobes of the lower lip, outside surface sparsely glandular-pubescent, inside of tube villous but with a dense woolly band extending from the lobe bases of the upper lip down the tube, lobes glabrous, acute; stamens included, filaments sparsely pubescent, anthers glabrous; ovary glandular-pubescent with numerous longer eglandular hairs; style pilose towards the base.

Fruit dry, ovoid to subglobular, 6-8 x 3.5-6 mm, densely glandular-pubescent with longer eglandular hairs.

image of FSA3_Eremophila_eld.jpg Branch and flower.
Image source: fig. 610H in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Common on rocky hillsides.

S.Aust.: NW.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly May — Oct.


SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

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