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Family: Myoporaceae
Eremophila santalina

Citation: Rocky situations throughout the Flinders Ranges.

Synonymy: Pholidiopsis santalina F. Muell., Linnaea 25:429 (1853); Pholidia santalina (F. Muell.)F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:15 (1870).

Common name: None

Glabrous shrub or small tree 1-5 m tall; branches tuberculate or rarely non-tuberculate; leaves alternate, scattered, linear-lanceolate to falcate, 25.5-94.5 x 2-11.5 mm, acuminate, uncinate, margins entire, surfaces minutely punctate.

Flowers 1 rarely 2 per axil; pedicel 8-20.5 mm long, straight, glabrous; sepals valvate, green, triangular, 1.8-7 x 1-1.7 mm, acuminate, glabrous; corolla 10-20 mm long, cream often tinged purplish-pink, unspotted, outside surface glabrous, inside of tube pubescent, lobes glabrous or pubescent, acute; stamens included, filaments glabrous, anthers sagittate, glabrous; ovary and style glabrous.

Fruit slightly fleshy, ovoid, 5.8-8.8 x 4.2-6.5 mm, glabrous.

image of FSA3_Eremophila_san.jpg Branch, flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 612C in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Elliot & Jones (1984) Encyclopaedia of Australian plants 3:459.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: FR, EP.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly July — Oct.

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Biology: No text

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