Oil Bush
Leaf & Bud
Oil Bush
Starting to Fruit
Oil Bush (Geijera linearifolia)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Woody Plants (Sapindales)
Family: Citrus (Rutaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Oil Bush (Geijera linearifolia)
This Photo:     Flower
Other name: Sheep Bush

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A plain looking, woody, large bush.
Has very small white flowers, with small spherical black fruit. Each fruit is encased in a protective skin that sheds when ripe.
Leaves are long, thin and pale green.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)