Greek aktinos — ray, odes — like, referring to the ray-like petals.
Small shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire. Flower clusters dense, terminal, flat-topped, daisy-like with disk and ray flowers and basal bracts, the ray flowers sterile and spreading. Sepals 4, petal-like. Petals 4. Stamens 8, opposite the sepals and petals and fused into a ring at the base. Ovary 1-chambered with 1 ovule. Fruit a nut with persistent petals and sepals.
Grown for the attractive red daisy-like flowers.
2 species from SW WA.
Flower clusters daisy-like; petals 4; stamens 8, anthers opening by terminal pores; ovary 1-chambered.
Source: (2002). Myrtaceae. 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.