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Family: Myoporaceae
Eremophila gibsonii

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:227 (1874).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Viscid glabrous shrub to 3.5 m tall; branches non-tuberculate; leaves alternate, scattered, linear, 20-50 x 1-2 mm, apex recurred uncinate, margins obscurely sparsely toothed.

Flowers 1 or 2 per axil; pedicel 5-15 mm long, straight or curved; sepals imbricate, green, outer sepals ovate, inner two lanceolate, 5.5-13 x 2-8 mm, acute, enlarging slightly after flowering and then prominently reticulately veined, both surfaces obscurely glandular-pubescent but the hairs obscured outside because of the resin; corolla 19-28 mm long, white to lilac, unspotted, outside surface glandular-pubescent with longer eglandular hairs, inside of tube densely woolly extending to the lower parts of the medial lobe of the lower lip, other lobes glabrous, obtuse; stamens included, filaments glabrous, anthers glabrous or with some long hairs; ovary villous; style hirsute.

Fruit ovoid, 7-7.5 x 4-5.5 mm, villous.

image of FSA3_Eremophila_gibs.jpg Branch, flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 611B in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Restricted to red sand dunes and adjacent swales.

S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly July — Nov.

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Biology: No text

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