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Eremophila gibbifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Eremophila
Species: E. gibbifolia
Binomial name
Eremophila gibbifolia
(F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Synonyms
  • Duttonia gibbifolia F.Muell.
  • Pholidia gibbifolia (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.

Eremophila gibbifolia (Coccid Emu-bush) is a shrub species which is native to Australia. Plants are 0.3 to 0.9 metres in height and have warty leaves which are 1.5 to 5 mm long and 1 to 2 mm wide. The sessile flowers have green sepals and lilac, purple or rarely white petals and a hairy, spotted throat.[1][2]

The species was first formally described in 1855 by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Transactions and Proceedings of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science. He gave it the name Duttonia gibbifolia. In 1859 he transferred the species into the genus Eremophila.[3]

It occurs in South Australia, where it is listed as "rare", and Victoria, where it is uncommon, on sandy loam, often in mallee scrub.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Eremophila gibbifolia". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/texhtml.cgi?form=speciesfacts&family=Myoporaceae&genus=Eremophila&species=gibbifolia. Retrieved 2010-01-09.  
  2. ^ a b Corrick, M.G. and Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142.  
  3. ^ gibbifolia "Eremophila gibbifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?TAXON_NAME=Eremophila gibbifolia. Retrieved 2010-01-09.  

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