J. Black ex Eardley in J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 945 (1957).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Wrinkled honey-myrtle.
Shrub 0.7-3 m high, much-branched, virtually glabrous; leaves decussate, narrowly elliptic but appearing linear owing to strongly incurved margins, mostly 12-25 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, acute, smooth above, pustulate-glandular below with the depressed mid-vein visible, sessile.
Flowers in 4-7 distant pairs of monads in spikes basal on lateral leafy stems, subtended by very deciduous broadly ovate bracts c. 4 mm long; hypanthium flask-shaped, with an elongated attachment to the rhachis, 2.5-3.5 mm long, 3.5-4.5 mm diam.; sepals nearly semicircular, c. 1 mm long, with a broad membranous margin; stamens in bundles of 25-35, pale-yellow; claw 6-7 mm long; free parts of filaments 6-8 mm long, in 2 or 3 series.
Fruit woody, wrinkled, depressed-spherical, 6-7 mm long, 7-9 mm diam., weakly lobed and c. 4 mm diam. at the rim, in short loose spikes on woody branches.
Flowering time: apparently irregularly.
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