F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict.Inst. 1:116 (1855).
Derivation: After Dr Godfrey Howitt, a Melbourne physician and amateur botanist.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial woody shrubs covered with a stellate tomentum; leaves alternate, entire or toothed.
Flowers bisexual, in the axils of leaves, on slender peduncles, conspicuous; epicalyx 0; sepals fused to form a spreading-campanulate cup divided approximately half-way into 5 lobes; petals 5, purple or white; staminal tube short, adnate to the corolla; anthers probably 30-60; carpels 3 or 4, in a single whorl; stigmas capitate, terminating the unbranched style.
fruit a loculicidal capsule, depressed-globular, each cell with 2 ascending glabrous seeds.
1 species, endemic to Australia.
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