Myoporum montanum

Family Myoporaceae

Western Boobialla

Glabrous shrub to 4 m high. Longevity 20–50 years.

Flowers: White with purple spots, May–September. Visited by Honey Bees, *Apis mellifera.

Fruit: Maroon, globular fleshy fruit 4 – 7 mm diameter, mature June – January. Probably bird dispersed.

Seed: 3 - 4 seeds within woody endocarp. Germinates readily once endocarp breaks down.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat, full sun to partial shade.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden limited to a few local clusters.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Myoporum montanum plant

Myoporum montanum flower

Myoporum montanum fruit

 Myoporum montanum seed