Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Scrophulariaceae
Tribus: Myoporeae
Genus: Myoporum
Species: M. laetum - M. insulare


Myoporum Sol. ex G. Forst.


* F.H.J. Mueller, Descr. Myopor. Pl. Australia (1886)
* R.J. Chinnock in J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 15: 75-79 (1002)

Myoporum is a genus of flowering plants in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae (formerly placed in Myoporaceae). There are about 32 species within the genus, which is spread from Mauritius, across Australia to the Pacific Islands and up to China.

Selected species

* Myoporum acuminatum R.Br. – Pointed boobialla (Australia)
* Myoporum bateae F.Muell.
* Myoporum betcheanum L.S.Sm.
* Myoporum boninense Koidz.
* Myoporum brevipes Benth.
* Myoporum caprarioides Benth.
* Myoporum cordifolium (F.Muell.) Druce
* Myoporum floribundum A.Cunn. ex Benth.
* Myoporum insulare R.Br. – Boobiala (Australia)
* Myoporum kermadecense – Kermadec ngaio (Kermadec Islands, New Zealand)
* Myoporum laetum G.Forst. – Ngaio (New Zealand)
* Myoporum montanum R.Br.
* Myoporum obscurum Endl.
* Myoporum oppositifolium R.Br.
* Myoporum parvifolium R.Br. – Creeping boobialla (Australia)
* Myoporum petiolatum R.J.Chinnock – Sticky boobialla (Australia)
* Myoporum platycarpum R.Br.
* Myoporum rapense F.Brown (French Polynesia)
* Myoporum rimatarense F.Brown (French Polynesia)
* Myoporum sandwicense A.Gray – Naio (Hawaii, Mangaia)
* Myoporum stokesii F.Brown (French Polynesia)
* Myoporum tetrandrum (Labill.) Domin
* Myoporum velutinum Chinnock
* Myoporum viscosum R.Br. – Sticky boobialla (Australia)[2]

Formerly placed here

* Eremophila debilis (Andrews) Chinnock (as M. debile (Andrews) R.Br.)
* Eremophila deserti (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Chinnock (as M. deserti A.Cunn. ex Benth.)[2]


1. ^ "Myoporum Sol. ex G. Forst.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
2. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Myoporum". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-06.

* "Myoporum". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-11-04.

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