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Spotted Poverty Bush
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Eremophila
Species: E. abietina
Binomial name
Eremophila abietina
Kraenzl.

Eremophila abietina, also known as Spotted Poverty Bush, is a shrub which is native to Western Australia.

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Description

Plants are usually between 0.5 and 2 metres in height and produce violet, purple or white flowers between the end of winter and the middle of spring (August to October in Australia).[1]

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described in 1925 and given the specific epithet abietina referring to its fir-like foliage.[2][3] The type specimen was collected from "Laverton; North Coolgardie" by F.A. Rodway.

Two subspecies have been identified:

  • subsp. abietina MS
  • subsp. ciliata Chinnock MS[2]

Distribution

It occurs on gibber plains, calcereous flats and jasper outcrops in an area of the Great Victoria Desert near Laverton.[1] [3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Eremophila abietina". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/7178.  
  2. ^ a b "Eremophila abietina Kraenzl.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=40401.  
  3. ^ a b Moore P. (2005). Plants of Inland Australia. Reed New Holland. ISBN 187633486X.  

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