Myoporum G.Forst.

Greek myo — I close, poros — pore, referring to the closed appearance of the leaf glands

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate or occasionally opposite, margins entire or toothed, stalkless but often tapering to a narrow base. Flowers 1-12 in the leaf axils, regular, white to pink, often spotted, lobes similar or occasionally weakly 2-lipped. Stamens 4, projecting, though sometimes only slightly.ovary 2- or 4-chambered, rarely more,1 ovule per chamber. Fruit mostly succulent, rarely dry.

A genus with species useful for ornament, groundcover and hedging.

Seed or cuttings, groundcovers by layering.

Flowers regular; fruit mostly fleshy.

About 30 species from SE Asia to the Pacific and Mauritius. Australia has about 17 species, 16 endemic.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myoporaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Scrophulariaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Myoporum acuminatum R.Br.
species         Myoporum floribundum Benth.
species         Myoporum insulare R.Br.
species         Myoporum laetum G.Forst.
species         Myoporum parvifolium R.Br.