Backhousia myrtifolia Hook. & Harv.

Grey Myrtle

Small tree or tall shrub. Leaves 3-7 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, ovate to lanceolate, dark green, shiny with large oil glands. Flower clusters terminal or in upper leaf axils. Flowers white 1.5-2 cm wide; early summer. Sepals yellow-green. Petals soon shed.

NSW, Qld.

VIC: Burnley (College grounds); Geelong (Bot. Gds).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Backhousia Hook. & Harv.