Shrub to 2 m tall with branchlets slightly zig-zagged. Leaves alternate, fringed at first, to 4 cm long, 1 cm wide, oblong to slightly oblanceolate, leathery, often waxy-blue, 3-5-nerved and gland-dotted. Flower heads roundish, to 4 cm wide; spring. Flowers mauve to pinkish purple or magenta with prominent yellow anthers. Fruit capsules united into clusters.
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.