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Eremophila glabra (R.Br.) Ostenf. subsp. glabra Family Scrophulariaceae
Eremophila glabra subsp. glabra (R.Br.) Ostenf. APNI*

Description: Small to very large shrub to 4 m high and 3 m wide. Branches glabrous to densely stellate-pubescent to tomentose, hairs usually in prominent bands.

Leaves scattered, spreading, sessile or rarely distinctly petiolate, mostly elliptic to oblanceolate; apex acute, rarely obtuse; margins entire, rarely serrate, 20–42 mm long, 4–10.5 mm wide; almost glabrous to sparsely or densely pubescent, glabrescent; hairs stellate to dendric-tomentose.

Flowers 1 per axil; pedicel 4.5–7 mm long. Sepals imbricate, narrow-triangular to ovate, 5–8.5 mm long, glandular papillate, sparcely to densely stellate pubescent to dentritic-tomentose on both surfaces. Corolla 25–30 mm, red, more rarely yellow, glandular pubescent or rarely glabrous outside, lobe of lower lip attenuate.

Fruit ovoid or subglobular, 7.5–9 mm long, 6.6–8.5 mm wide.


Distribution and occurrence: Is a widespread subspecies extending from Western Australia east through southern Northern Territory, South Australia to southern Queensland, New South Wales and north-western Victoria.

In a widespread variety of vegetation types including Acacia and Eucalytpus woodlands and shrublands, chenopod shrublands. Grows on a variety of soils including red-brown clay loams, cracking clays, red-brown sandy loams and calcareous sandy loams on plains and rocky rises and hills.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Chinnock, R.J. (2007) Eremophila and allied genera : a monograph of the plant family Myoporaceae.


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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