Commemorating M.P. Edgeworth (1812–81), English botanist of the East India Company.
Deciduous or evergreen shrubs. Leaves alternate, lanceolate to ovate. Flower clusters dense, spherical, in the axils of the old wood. Flowers fragrant. Bracts hairy, ovate, soon shed. Calyx a hairy cylindrical tube with 4 spreading lobes. Petals absent. Fruit a dry drupe with a persistent calyx base.
Grown as E. chrysantha Lindl. for the attractive pale yellow flower clusters.
3 species from China and Japan.
Bark used for quality paper, e.g. for currency.
Shrub with Pimelia-like, densely clustered yellow flowers with 8 stamens and long, thin styles; calyx corolla-like.
Source: (2002). Thymeleaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.