Hook. f., Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 5:299 (1853).
Synonymy: T. miqueliana F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:11 (1858).
Common name: Ribbed thryptomene, heather bush.
Shrub, erect, 0.5-1 m high; leaves broadly obovate-oblong, slightly concave above, c. 5 mm long, margins entire, minutely petiolate; peduncles almost 1 mm long.
Flowers solitary; hypanthium 10-ribbed when dry, subcylindrical, c. 2 mm long; sepals and petals ovate, white, c. 1 mm long, the buds sometimes pinkish; stamens 5, opposite the sepals; gland on the anther connective prominent; ovules 2; ovary small, near the summit of the tube.
Costermans (1981) Trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 252.
S.Aust.: EP, YP, SL. Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Feb., July — Oct.
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