F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 4:68 (1864).
Synonymy: Camphoromyrtus behrii Schldl., Linnaea 20:651 (1847).
Common name: Silver broom, silver baeckea, shortleaved broombush.
Shrub 1-2.5 m tall, with erect branches; leaves not spreading, 3-7 mm long, semiterete, usually with a fine recurved point.
Flowers solitary or rarely in 2-flowered dichasia, 6.5-10 mm across, peduncles articulated close to the flowers, with a pair of linear caducous bracteoles at the articulation; hypanthium hemispherical; oil glands visible but not tuberculate; calyx-lobes broad, white; petals white; stamens 11-15, in groups opposite the calyx-lobes; filaments geniculate; anther loculi fused, opening in pores in divergent grooves; ovary almost flat-topped, 3-5-celled, with 11-15 ovules per cell.
Seeds flat-sided, with rounded backs.
Recorded from a range of habitats including sand dunes, ranges and granitic outcrops.
Flowering time: Sept. — Jan.
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