Myoporum insulare R.Br.


Shrub to small tree. Leaves lanceolate to broadly elliptic, mostly 4-8 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, tip pointed, margins entire or toothed towards the tip. Flowers 3-8 in the leaf axils, on stalks 0.5-1 cm long. Flowers about 7 mm wide, white with purple dots; late spring to early summer. Fruit spherical to slightly flattened.

WA, SA, NSW, Vic, Tas


M. viscosum R. Br., Sticky Boobialla, from Vic and SA has relatively broad, sticky, lanceolate to ovate leaves with finely toothed margins.

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.