Carrick, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1:300 (1979).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Dwarf-leaved honey-myrtle.
Shrub or small tree 3-5 m high, glabrous except for the tawny-pubescent young shoots; leaves alternate, broadly ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, 0.75-1 mm broad, rounded, on the lower surface slightly keeled, glandular and obscurely 3-nerved, truncate at the base, attached on the underside near the base, sessile and stem-clasping in small hollows of the stem.
Flowers in triads, dyads or monads in leaf axils forming short spikes; bracteoles narrowly ovate-acuminate, scarious, c. l mm long; hypanthium cup- or funnel-shaped, c. 0.75 mm long; sepals broadly triangular, c. 0.5 mm long; stamens in bundles of 6-12, pale-yellow; claw c. 2.5 mm long, free parts of filaments 1-2 mm long.
Fruit scaly, nearly spherical, 2-2.5 mm long, truncate, in short spikes on woody stems.
S.Aust.: NW. W.Aust.
Flowering time: apparently irregularly.
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