Myoporum acuminatum R.Br.


Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic,mostly 6-12 cm long,1-3 cm wide, with a tapered tip, margins entire or obscurely toothed, upper and lower surfaces of different green. Flowers 3-8 on stalks 0.5-1cm long, about 6 mm wide,white with purple dots; winter to spring. Fruit ovoid, about 0.5 cm wide, wrinkled, purplish black.

Qld, NSW

Plants grown as this species may in fact be M. montanum R. Br., Western Boobialla (Water Bush), which differs in having a smooth-surfaced fruit.

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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Scrophulariaceae
genus        Myoporum G.Forst.