Description: Prostrate to decumbent shrubs.
Leaves opposite, small, oil glands especially visible on the lower surface.
Inflorescences usually of solitary flowers or pairs of flowers in the leaf axils; peduncles elongate; bracteoles conspicuous, persistent. Flowers 5- or rarely 6-merous, white or pink. Sepals and petals 6, similar to each other, petaloid, ± circular. Stamens 3–29, at least some opposite the petals. Ovary 3-locular, placenta basal or lateral, ovules 2, or 2 plus 2 and superposed.
Fruit a dehiscent capsule; seed reniform, often solitary.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 7 spp., endemic Aust., N.S.W., Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Stamens mostly 5–10||Euryomyrtus ramosissima|
|Stamens > 12||Euryomyrtus denticulata|