Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles. 636 (1917) APNI
Shrub 0.3–1 m high, spreading or erect. Leaves oblong to obovate, more or less trigonous, crowded, 1.5–4 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide; apex usually acute; margins minutely ciliate. Flowers white or pink (usually pink in bud), subsessile, solitary in upper axils, forming terminal head-like clusters; bracteoles 2–5 mm long, caducous; hypanthium 2–5 mm long, with 5 ribs (ribs sometimes branched just below sepals); sepals semi-orbicular, to 1 mm long, membranous, margins entire or minutely toothed; petals broadly elliptic, 1.5–4 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; stamens usually 5, filaments 1–1.5 mm long, straight. Sepals persistent on fruit. Flowers mainly Aug.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, EGU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT. Widespread in drier inland parts of Victoria, often on Mallee sand-hills and in rocky places.
2 forms of Micromyrtus ciliata are found in Victoria. On sandy soils in the north-west it grows as a stiffly erect bush with mainly white flowers, whereas in rocky areas it assumes a more sprawling, procumbent habit with flowers heavily tinged with deep pinkish colorations.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|