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.
The main flower colour is white.
ReferencesNEW SOUTH WALES
Created: 31 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val
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