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Common name: Boobialla, Juniper (L.H.I.), Common Boobialla
Myoporum insulare R.Br. APNI*
Description: Glabrous shrub or small tree to 6 m high with coarsely fissured bark, branches smooth to obscurely tuberculate.
Leaves lanceolate to broad-elliptic, 3–9 cm long, 7–22 mm wide, apex acute to broad-acute, margins entire or toothed towards apex, surfaces concolorous, glabrous.
Flowers 3–8 in axils; pedicels 5–9 mm long. Sepals imbricate, ovate to oblong, 1–2.5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Corolla 6–8 mm diam., white, purple-spotted; lobes obtuse.
Fruit globose to depressed-globose, 4.5–9 mm long, 4.5–9.5 mm diam., smooth, purple to black.
Flowering: late spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal heath on sand, often among boulders; south from Eden with one record from Brush Is.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, LHI
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by R. J. Chinnock
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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