Flowers and leaves.  Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Flowering plant. Photo: Lyn Allison, Melbourne, Vic

Plant. Photo: Lyn Allison, Melbourne, Vic

Common Name

Creeping Boobialla, Creeping Myoporum, Dwarf Native Myrtle




Prostrate shrub usually less than 10cm tall. Leaves alternating along the stems or clustered, 0.5-5.7cm long, 1.5-8mm wide, linear to flat, hairless, often warty, with smooth, toothed, or warty edges. Flowers white or pink, usually with purple spots inside, bell-shaped, with 5 lobes, borne singly or in groups of 2-5 on short stalks arising from the bases of the leaves. Fruit white or yellowish white, translucent, drying brown. Family Myoporaceae in SA. Rare SA.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 615

eFlora of South Australia description: