A generally gnarled-looking tree growing to 20 m tall. Leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, usually sickle-shaped, 10-15 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, finely tapered. Dark green and dull above, paler below. Flowers in terminal, 3-or 7-flowered clusters. Stamens white, 7-10 mm long; summer. Fruits 7-10 mm long, warty and ribbed.
ACT: Acton (corner Balmain Crt and Liversidge St, c. 1930), Yarralumla (Nsy car park, ptd c. 1920). VIC: Castlemaine (Bot. Gds); Melbourne (Royal Bot. Gds); St Kilda (Blessington St Gds).
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.