Euryomyrtus ramosissima subsp. ramosissima

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub, prostrate to 60 cm high, sparsely branched to densely matted. Leaves linear-lanceolate or narrowly ovate, 2–14 mm long, leathery. Flowers solitary, rarely 2, 5–15 mm across, erect at anthesis, later deflexed; petals 2–4.5 mm wide; floral trichomes present near stamens; stamens rarely fewer than 10; ovules usually 5 per cell. Fruit 4–4.5 mm diam.; seeds 3–4 per cell. Flowers mostly Aug.–Jan.

CVU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, MuF, VAlp, VVP. Widespread throughout much of inland Victoria, with isolated near-coastal occurrences at Frankston and Mt Richmond. Found mainly in heathland, woodland and dry sclerophyll forests on sandy or loamy soils.

At least 2 more or less distinctive variants occur in Victoria; one a low, suberect, shrub from dryish open-forest, the other a closely mat-forming plant from alpine and subalpine sites.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Baeckea ramosissima subsp. ramosissima).
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euryomyrtus ramosissima subsp. ramosissima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euryomyrtus ramosissima subsp. ramosissima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory