Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 1:31 (1970) subsp. angustifolius.
Synonymy: E. difformis Cunn. ex Endl. var. teretifolius Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:335 (1863), partly; E. brevifolius sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 498 (1948), non Cunn. ex Endl. (1837).
Common name: Narrow-leaved waxflower.
Small shrub to 60 cm high; branchlets glandular-warty, setose in 2 grooves between the nodes; older branches becoming corky; leaves with small black stipules; petioles less than 1 mm long; lamina linear; 2-10 x 0.5-0.8 mm, more or less terete, narrowly channelled on the upper surface, mostly obtuse or rounded at the apex, glabrous, glandular-warty.
Inflorescences terminal, 1-4-flowered; sepals rounded or obtuse, c. 1 mm long; petals ovate, 5-9 mm long, white to pink; stamens with filaments flattened, densely ciliate; carpels c. 2 mm high, pilose towards the apex; stigma slightly spreading.
Cocci erect, c. 3 mm high, shortly beaked; seeds c. 2.5 mm long, smooth, black.
Flowering time: sporadically through the year, predominantly in spring.
SA Distribution Map based
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A species of 2 subspecies of inland south-eastern Australia, only 1 of these in S.Aust.
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