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Genus Euryomyrtus Family Myrtaceae

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
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Stamens mostly 5–10Euryomyrtus ramosissima
Stamens > 12Euryomyrtus denticulata

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