F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:117 (1862).
Synonymy: M. adnata sensu Carrick & Chorney, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1:285 (1979), non Turcz.
Common name: Hummock honey-myrtle, swamp paper-bark.
Shrub to 2 m high, glabrous except for the slightly villous young shoots and the base of the hypanthium and the densely tomentose inflorescence; leaves decussate, linear-lanceolate, 4-8 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, flat and smooth above, convex and distinctly dotted below, acuminate and recurved, sessile; nerves invisible.
Flowers in 4-10 pairs of crowded triads in lateral spikes with ovate scarious bracts and narrow bracteoles obscured by the long hairs of the rhachis; hypanthium bell-shaped, 1-1.5 mm long; sepals nearly semicircular, c. 1 mm long, ribbed, with a scarious margin, incurved; stamens in bundles of 10-15, yellowish; claws 3-4 mm long; free parts of the filaments 3-4 mm long.
fruit scaly, 3-4 mm long, slightly undulate at the rim, compressed in dense lateral infructescences on axes which very rarely grow on.
Flowering time: apparently irregularly.
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