Description: Decumbent, rhizomatous shrub; branchlets villous; leaf scars prominent, crescent-shaped.
Leaves crowded, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, concolorous, hirsute, with 3 subparallel veins below; shortly petiolate.
Flowers solitary, in upper leaf axils, shortly pedunculate; bracts numerous, imbricate, grading in size to sepals, ovate, acute to acuminate, glabrous or pilose. Sepals 5, similar to bracts, pilose. Corolla tube shortly cylindrical, shorter than sepals, glabrous; lobes triangular, glabrous, imbricate in bud. Stamens 5; filaments long, inserted in the throat; anthers fused to upper part of filament, exserted, dehiscing longitudinally. Nectary absent. Ovary 5-locular, with many ovules per loculus; placentation axile; style inserted in depression in ovary; stigma small, truncate.
Fruit a loculicidal capsule.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species
Text by J. M. Powell, except for groups with contributors listed