Myoporum insulare

Common Name:

Common Boobialla

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp scrub and heaths among tea-tree 1

Flower Description:

White spotted with purple 1


Shrub to small tree to 8 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are large and lance shaped (100 mm long by 25 mm wide), margins are slightly toothed or wavy. Flowers are in small clusters in leaf axils are have purple spots towards the base of petals 1


Image: Gill Brown
Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.