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Eremophila glabra ssp. Murray (A.G.Spooner 14470)
Small Tar Bush
Greek 'eremophiles' loving solitude or desert and Latin 'glaber' smooth, hairless and 'murrayana' found in the Murray region, named after Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for the Colonies in the British Government in 1830.
Distribution and status
Widespread throughout the Murray lands in South Australia. Common in mallee systems on red clay loams over limestone or on low sand dunes and interdune flats adjacent to the Murray River and lake systems adjacent to the Darling River.
Herbarium region: Murray
NRM region: South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Low growing spreading shrub 0.15–0.5 m high sometimes taller. Branches sparsely to densely stellate-pubescent or hairs long and villous, obscurely glandular-papillate, resinous in sparsely hairy forms Fruits are fruit ovoid, slightly compressed towards apex, 5.5–7 mm long, 4.2–6 mm wide