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  • Myoporum acuminatum

    Myoporum acuminatum  (mahy-OP-er-uhm)  

    Common Names: Native myrtle, boobialla, western boobialla, pointed boobialla, mangrove boobialla, coastal boobialla, waterbush,

    Derivation of the name:

    Myoporum; from the Greek myein meaning “to shut” or “to close” and poro meaning “opening” or “pore”referring to the closed glands which appear as transparent spots on the leaves, flowers and fruits. 

    acuminatum; from a Latin word meaning “tapering to a prolonged point”