Euryomyrtus ramosissima subsp. prostrata (Hook.f.) Trudgen

Nuytsia 13: 563 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate or procumbent shrub, 8–20 cm high, sparsely branched. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 3–10 mm long, papery. Flower solitary, 3–5 mm across, deflexed at anthesis; petals 1–2.5 mm wide; floral trichomes few or absent; stamens 3–10; ovules usually 4 per cell. Fruit 3–4 mm diam.; seeds 2–3 per cell. Flowers mostly Jun.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, OtP, OtR, RobP, WaP. Also NSW, Tas. Scattered discontinuously in coastal Victoria from about Moonlight Head in the Otway Range to Mallacoota, with an isolated inland record from the Grampians. Confined to heathlands and heathy woodlands.

Distinguished from subsp. ramosissima by its generally narrower, sparser leaves and smaller flowers. Some plants from between Sydney and Jervis Bay in New South Wales are intermediate between the 2 subspecies.

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. prostrata (Hook.f.) G.W.Carr).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-01-02
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euryomyrtus ramosissima subsp. prostrata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euryomyrtus ramosissima subsp. prostrata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Robinvale Plains present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Otway Ranges present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory