Common name: Purple Fuchsia Bush
Eremophila goodwinii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Small shrub to 1 m high, glandular-pubescent, branches non-tuberculate.
Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 2–6.5 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire to prominently toothed, hairy.
Flowers 1 or 2 in axils; pedicels 10–30 mm long. Sepals imbricate, unequal, lanceolate or rarely outer ones ovate, 8–15 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex acute to attenuate, green to purplish. Corolla 15–30 mm long, lilac to mauve, inside of tube with prominent blackish brown bands on lateral walls, pubescent outside; lobes acute. Stamens enclosed.
Fruit ovoid, 8–11 mm long, 6–12 mm diam., dry, woody, villous with shorter glandular hairs.
Flowering: most of year but chiefly spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows commonly in box and White Cypress communities, mainly on red earths on level sandplains, also on skeletal soils of hillsides; north from Parkes district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Text by R. J. Chinnock
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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