Description: Erect, compact or more diffuse shrubs.
Leaves erect or suberect, ± flat, sessile or petiolate.
Flowers axillary, usually solitary or sometimes up to 3 or 4 in spikes, shortly pedunculate; bracts leaf-like, caducous or small and persistent below the 2 bracteoles. Sepals 5. Corolla tube usually exceeding sepals, glabrous outside, inside with reflexed hairs at throat or 5 tufts of long hairs reflexed into tube; lobes spreading, papillose inside, imbricate in bud. Stamens with short filaments inserted near top of corolla tube, attached to anthers near apex, anthers visible in throat. Nectary annular. Ovary 4–10-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; style short, cylindrical; stigma lobed.
Fruit a drupe, with pulpy mesocarp.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 7 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except N.T.
Text by J. M. Powell & R. Makinson
Taxa not yet included in identification key
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|1||Leaves ovate, obovate or more or less circular with more or less obtuse apex and small callus, distinctly petiolate||Brachyloma daphnoides|
|Leaves narrow-oblong or oblong-obovate with more or less acute apex and finely mucronate tip, more or less sessile||Brachyloma scortechinii|