Common name: Budda, Harlequin Fuchsia Bush
Eremophila duttonii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 3.5 m high, branches usually non-tuberculate, pubescent.
Leaves very narrow-elliptic to narrowly linear-lanceolate, 1.5–5 cm long, 2.5–8 mm wide, apex acute to attenuate, margins entire or rarely toothed, glabrous at maturity.
Flowers solitary in axils; pedicel 3–28 mm long. Sepals imbricate, ovate, 10–25 mm long, 5–18 mm wide, apex attenuate to cuspidate, glandular-pubescent, green to reddish brown. Corolla 25–35 mm long, red above, yellow below, or rarely all yellow, unspotted, sparsely pubescent or glabrous outside; lobes acute. Stamens exserted.
Fruit broad-ovoid, 7.5–11 mm long, 5–7 mm diam., dry, woody, glabrous.
Flowering: late winter to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in Mulga, Belah and Bimble Box communities, on sandplains and red earths; north from Broken Hill district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by R. J. Chinnock
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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