Common name: Boobialla
Myoporum acuminatum R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Myoporum cunninghamii Benth. APNI*
Description: Glabrous shrub or small tree to 13 m high with coarsely fissured bark, branches smooth or rarely obscurely or prominently tuberculate.
Leaves elliptic, usually 5–14 cm long and 7–28 mm wide, apex very attenuate, margins entire or obscurely toothed, surfaces discolorous, glabrous.
Flowers 3–8 in axils; pedicels 4–10 mm long. Sepals valvate or slightly imbricate at base, ovate to oblong-triangular 1.5–2.5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Corolla 5–7 mm diam., white, purple-spotted; lobes obtuse.
Fruit ovoid, 4.5–7 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., wrinkled, purplish black.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest near the coast and in Casuarina forest near estuaries; north from Bega district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
This name has been used widely to include M. montanum R. Br.
Text by R. J. Chinnock
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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