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: (1997). Epacridaceae. In: . 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.