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Common name: Spotted Fuchsia-bush
Eremophila maculata (Ker Gawl.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Intricate or divaricate shrub to 2.5 m high, branches usually non-tuberculate, pubescent.
Leaves linear to oblanceolate, 1–4 cm long, 2–14 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire, glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Flowers solitary in axils; pedicel 10–25 mm long. Sepals imbricate, ovate, 4–9.5 mm long, 2.5–5 mm wide, apex attenuate, glabrous but margins ciliate, green. Corolla 25–35 mm long, variable, yellow or orange to carmine, spotted or unspotted, glabrous outside; lobes acute. Stamens exserted.
Fruit ovoid to subglobose, 11–18 mm long, 10–17 mm diam., dry, woody, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of communities, mainly on heavy clay to clay loams of river and creek floodplains; west from Moree area.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by R. J. Chinnock
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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