Greek homos — alike, anthos — flower, referring to the regular flowers.
Spreading to erect and mostly small shrubs. Leaves opposite, linear to cylindrical. Flowers axillary, solitary or in a 2-flowered short shoot, white, yellow or red. Sepals with 1-several awn-like processes. Stamens 10, alternating with 10 sterile stamens; anthers opening by terminal pores. Ovary 1-chambered. Fruit slightly enlarged from the flower.
Landscape plants grown for the foliage texture and tiered branches.
19 species, mostly coastal Qld and NSW, 1 species from S SA.
Seed or softwood cuttings.
Narrow, awned calyx lobes; ovules 4-12 in 2 longitudinal rows, cf. Darwinia, Verticordia.
Byrnes (1981), Craven & Jones (1991).
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.