Nuytsia 25: 214-215 (2015) APNI
Erect shrub 1–2.5 m high. Leaves more or less terete, not spreading, 3–8 mm long; apical point recurved. Flowers solitary (rarely paired) in axils, white or pink, to 10 mm across; pedicel almost as long as leaf; bracteoles 2, linear, caducous; hypanthium hemispherical; calyx-lobes broad; petals orbicular, 2.5–4 mm long; stamens 11–15, in groups opposite calyx-lobes, filaments geniculate; ovary 3–5-celled, almost flat-topped. Fruit cup-like, c. 3 mm diam.; seeds flat-sided with rounded backs. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria confined to the central-north (Bendigo area) and the northwest, mostly in mallee scrub, commonly on shallow soil overlying sandstone or laterite outcrops.
Plants previously assigned to this species from Western Australia are now treated in 5 distinct species (see Rye 2015).
Rye, B.L. (2015). Recognition of Hysterobaeckea as a genus of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae, Nuytsia 25: 209-218.
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