Brachyloma Sond.

Greek brachys—short, loma—edge, referring to the hairs or scales in the throat of the floral tube.

Low, compact to open shrubs. Branchlets rough to hairy. Leaves stalked and with 3 parallel central veins, shape variable. Flowers axillary, solitary on short stalks. Floral tube with a few to many hairs inside, mostly bent down into the tube. Flower lobes overlapping in bud. Stamens with short filaments attached at mouth of tube. Ovary with 4-5 chambers each with 1 ovule. Fruit a drupe.

Mostly from cuttings of new growth.

Leaves 3-veined, stalked; flowers solitary and stalked; flower lobes overlapping in bud, narrow with hairs directed into the tube.

7 species endemic to Australia in all states except Northern Territory, mostly heathland and dry sclerophyll forest.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Epacridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Ericaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Brachyloma daphnoides (Smith) Benth.