- Eremophila scaberula
name = Rough Emu Bush
image_caption = Young cultivated plant at
Kings Park, Western Australia.
divisio = Magnoliophyta
genus = "Eremophila"
species = "E. scaberula "
binomial = "Eremophila scaberula "
*"Pholidia scaberula" (W.Fitzg.) Kraenzl.
"Eremophila scaberula" (Rough Emu Bush) is a critically endangered plant species which is indigenous to
Western Australia. It is a low growing shrub with crowded leaves which produces solitary pale to dark purple flowers in the leaf axils predominantly between September and October in its native range. cite web|author = Stack, Gillian and Val English|title=Rough Emu Bush ("Eremophila scaberula") Recovery Plan 1999-2002|publisher=Department of Conservation and Land Management. Environment Australia|date=June 1999|url=http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/e-scaberula/index.html|accessdate=2008-06-14]
The total wild population is 455 plants occurs in three locations to the south of Moora. The species was declared "Rare Flora" under the
Wildlife Conservation Actin 1996 and "Critically Endangered" in 1998.. Threats to the population include weed competition, fire, degraded habitat, disturbance from maintenance activities and, conversely, lack of site disturbance.
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