Common name: Pituri
Duboisia hopwoodii (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Compact shrub to 4 m high and 3 m diam.
Leaves narrow-elliptic or lanceolate to linear, 2–12 cm long, 1–13 mm wide, lamina glabrous, concolorous; petiole 0–3 mm long.
Inflorescences narrow. Calyx 1.5–4.5 mm long, the lobes usually about a third as long as the tube. Corolla 7–15 mm long, white with purple striations in throat; tube 4.5–8 mm diam. at mouth; lobes 2.5–5.5 mm long. Stamens 4, 3–8 mm long. Style 3.5–6.5 mm long.
Berry usually ± globose, 2–5 mm diam., purple-black; fruiting pedicel 3–5 mm long.
Flowering: mostly late winter to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in arid regions on red sand in mallee and woodland communities, north from Wentworth area.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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