Benth., J. Linn. Soc.(Bot.) 9:181 (1865).
Synonymy: Genethyllis micropetala F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:12 (1858).
Common name: Small darwinia.
Small erect wiry shrub to 50 cm high; leaves grey-green, decussate, linear and triquetrous to obovate and concavo-convex, obtuse to mucronate, entire to minutely but coarsely fimbriate, 2-3 mm long.
Flowers in small terminal compound corymbose heads; bracts leafy; bracteoles often early caducous, obovate, whitish to pink, keeled, mucronate, 2.5-3 mm long; hypanthium 2-3 mm long, papillose between the ribs; sepals and petals white, c. 1 mm long, ovate-oblong; anthers purple; ovules 3 or 4.
Beek & Foster (1972) Wildflowers of South Australia.
S.Aust.: KI, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: mainly June — Oct.
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