Cunn. ex Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 16 (1837).
Synonymy: E. halmaturorum F. Muell., Linnaea 25:376 (1853).
Common name: Narrow-leaved wax-flower.
Shrub to 1.2 m; branchlets glabrous or minutely puberulous, glandular-warty; leaves with small black stipules; petioles less than 1 mm long; lamina linear, c. 8-20 x 1 mm, more or less terete with upper surface flat or channelled, acute or rounded at the apex, smooth or glandular-warty.
Flowers axillary, solitary; sepals c. 1 mm long, ciliolate; petals narrowly elliptic, 4-6 mm long, white; stamens with filaments more or less terete, 4-5 mm long, pilose; carpels c. 1.5 mm high, pilose towards the apex; stigma lobed; cocci spreading, c. 5 mm long, prominently beaked; seed c. 3 mm long, smooth, black.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 445; Jessop (1981) Flora of central Australia, 194:fig. 222.
Flowering time: sporadically through the year, mainly in spring.
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