Description: Trees or shrubs; bark smooth or scaly.
Leaves opposite, petiolate.
Flowers solitary or in cymes or raceme-like inflorescences; 4- or 5-merous. Hypanthium not, or scarcely, exceeding the ovary summit. Sepals persistent in fruit. Petals free. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary inferior, 2- or 3-locular; ovules few to many in each loculus; placentation usually axile; stigma small.
Fruit a globose to ovoid berry; seeds usually 2–10, not obviously arranged in rows, testa bony; embryo curved, cotyledons small.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Aust., Qld, N.S.W.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate||Austromyrtus tenuifolia|
|Leaves ovate to narrow-ovate||Austromyrtus dulcis|