Queensland Native Seeds

Eremophila mitchellii

Scientific NameEremophila mitchellii
CategoriesShrubTree
Common Name(s)False Sandalwood, Budda
FamilyScrophulariaceae

Description

"Eremophila mitchellii is a glabrous large shrub with a few main stems, or small tree which sometimes grows to a height of 10 m (30 ft) high although more regularly in the range 2 to 6 m (7 to 20 ft)." (Atlas of Living Australia)

Notes

As described by ALA, we normally observe Eremophilla mitchellii as a shrub or small tree less than 6m. It frequently occurs in association with Eucalyptus populnea. The seed is often requested for coal mine rehabilitation work having commonly been a component of many pre-mining landscapes.

Historical Notes

"The species was first formally described in 1848 by the botanist George Bentham and the description was published in Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia.[1][6] The specific epithet (mitchellii) honours the explorer and surveyor, Thomas Mitchell." (Atlas of Living Australia)

Distribution

Widespread and common throughout inland Qld and NSW however also occurs along the central Queensland coastline.

Distribution Map | Eremophila mitchellii | Queensland Native Seeds

Eremophila mitchellii | habit, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Eremophila mitchellii | inflorescence, leaf | Queensland Native Seeds
Eremophila mitchellii | habit, habitat (E. populnea open woodland) | Queensland Native Seeds
Eremophila mitchellii | trunk | Queensland Native Seeds
Eremophila mitchellii | bark | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/species/http://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2897914 Accessed 23 November, 2019.