Common Fringe-Myrtle

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Calytrix
Species: tetragona
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

Shrub to 0.5–2 m high; terminal buds with bud scales.

Leaves linear, 1–12 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins often finely toothed or ciliate; petiole to 1.5 mm long.

Bracteoles 2–4.5 mm long, free or fused, pubescent to glabrous, caducous. Hypanthium 7–15 mm long, 10-ribbed, usually glabrous. Sepals ovate to ± circular, 2–2.5 mm long with awn to 17 mm long, glabrous and green, persistent and turning red to purple in fruit. Petals elliptic to lanceolate, 3.5–7.5 mm long, apex obtuse to acute, glabrous, white to pink. Stamens 1-seriate, up to 5.5 mm long.

Identification

The main flower colour is white.

References

NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE

Created: 31 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GAW - Gawler

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