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|Family: Scrophulariaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Myoporum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Myoporum laetum G. Forst.
Habit: Plant 3--10 m, much-branched, broadly spreading; twig tips, young leaves +- bronze-green, sticky. Leaf: < 10 cm, generally lanceolate, finely serrate distally, bright green, +- fleshy. Inflorescence: flowers 2--4 per axil. Flower: corolla +- 10 mm diam, +- bell-shaped, white, purple-spotted, tube 3.5--4.5 mm, lobes 4--5.5 mm, glabrous abaxially, long-hairy adaxially. Fruit: 5--10 mm, ovoid, fleshy, pale to dark red-purple. Seed: 1 per chamber, 3--3.5 mm, oblong.
Ecology: Open areas in grassland, scrub, riparian habitats, generally coastal; Elevation: < 460 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo, ChI, reported from NCo (Sonoma Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to New Zealand. Toxicity: TOXIC: leaves, fruits may be fatal to livestock. Flowering Time: Early spring Note: Commonly cultivated near coast.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Myoporum
Next taxon: Scrophularia
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Myoporum laetum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34200, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.