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Common name: Creeping Myoporum, Creeping Boobialla
Myoporum parvifolium R.Br. APNI*
Description: Prostrate glabrous shrub forming mats to over 3 m diam., branches smooth or obscurely tuberculate.
Leaves linear to oblanceolate, 1–5.7 cm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, apex obtuse or acute, margins entire or obscurely toothed, surfaces concolorous, green to brown, glabrous.
Flowers 1–3 in axils; pedicels 6–20 mm long. Sepals valvate, slightly imbricate at base, ovate to lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Corolla 7–9 mm diam., white, spotted purple; lobes obtuse.
Fruit depressed-globose, 5–7 mm long, 6–8.5 mm diam., smooth, white or brown, translucent.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in clay soils often in saline situations; not common, restricted to the southwest section of the subdivision.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by R. J. Chinnock
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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