Greek agon — a gathering, referring to the number of seeds.
Shrubs or occasionally trees. Leaves alternate, entire. Flower clusters in spherical heads, rarely solitary. Flowers with a cup-shaped floral tube. Sepals 5. Petals 5, spreading, white or occasionally pink. Stamens free, not exceeding the petals, either 10 and opposite the petals and sepals, or 20-30 and all or most opposite the sepals. Ovary with 3 chambers. Fruit a woody 3-valved capsule.
Grown for the attractive, sometimes pendulous foliage and prolific flowers.
11 species from SW WA.
Seed or cuttings.
Leaves alternate; flowers stalkless, in globular, axillary or terminal heads.
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.