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Eremophila obovata

Citation: L.S. Smith, Proc. R.Soc. Qld 67:33 (1956) var. obovata.

Synonymy: E. strongylophylla sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 785 (1957), non F. Muell.

Common name: None

Small shrub 0.3-0.5 m tall; branches obscurely tuberculate, subplumose-pubescent; leaves alternate, clustered, obovate-spathulate to flabellate, 4-14.5 x 2.6-11.2 mm, obtuse to truncate, with a distinct recurved mucro, margins thickened, entire or sometimes with a few teeth in the distal half, undulate, subplumose-pubescent.

Flowers 1 per axil; pedicel 3-5.5 mm long, straight, subplumose-pubescent; sepals valvate, subequal, green, lanceolate, 4.5-9 x 1-4.3 mm, acute, enlarging after flowering, both surfaces subplumose-pubescent, the hairs frequently denser on the inside surface; corolla 15-25 mm long, lilac, unspotted or purple-spotted in the tube, outside surface stellate-pubescent in the distal half, inside surface with a dense woolly band extending down the tube below the lobes of the upper lip and the medial lobe of the lower lip, lobes obtuse; stamens included, filaments pubescent, anthers glabrous; ovary glabrous, style glabrous or sparsely pubescent.

Fruit dry, subglobose, 5-9 x 4.5-7.2 mm, glabrous.

Distribution:  Restricted to the extreme north-east of LE where it occurs on stony hardpan soils.

  W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Oct.

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