Of Australian origin, its generic name refers to foliar glands, because it consists of myo, to close in Greek, and poros, pore. The specific epithet refers to the thinness of its leaves if they are compared with those of other species of the genus that has succulent leaves.
Also known as Bastard Sandalwood and False Sandalwood, it comes from New Zealand, being found in Spain in warm and soft climates, on the edge of paths and coastal lands.
In gardening it is grown as an ornamental plant or to form hedges replacing the privet. Hence it can be found in the Alcázar, at the end of the garden of the Marquis de la Vega Inclán on the border with the gardens of Murillo, space that formerly also belonged to the palace.