Stenochilus maculatus Ker Gawl.
Bondtia maculata Kuntze
Common Name: Spotted Emubush
Eremophila maculata is an evergreen shrub growing about 2 metres tall.
The plant is occasionally gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Australia - scattered through all mainland areas.
Clayey soils in the more arid regions[
]. Grows in a variety of communities, mainly on heavy clay to clay loams of river and creek floodplains[
Eremophila maculata is a plant of drier regions in the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate zones of Australia, where it is said to be able to withstand occasional short-lived temperatures down to around -7°c[
The plant has been used as a remedy for colds[
A methanol extract of the leaves has been reported to have antibacterial activity against the Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Bacillus cereus at a concentration of 10 mg/ml, but the bioactive compounds have not been described[
Seed - sow in a container in light shade a nursery. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out,.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel. Good percentage[
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