Myoporum parvifolium R.Br.

Creeping Boobialla

Prostrate, mat-forming shrub spreading to more than 3 m wide. Leaves linear to oblanceolate, mostly 1-5 cm long and 2-8 mm wide; margins entire or with a few teeth. Flowers 1-3 together on stalks to 2 cm long, each about 8 mm wide, white, spotted with purple; winter to summer. Fruit flattened, about 7 mm wide, smooth and translucent.

SA, NSW, Vic

A variable species, available in horticulture as a range of forms differing in flower colour (white, pink and purple) and leaf type (narrow and broad).

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.