Shrub or small, stiffly branched tree to 2 m or more tall, generally with papery bark. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblong or obovate, mostly 1.5-2 cm long, sometimes to 4 cm, 0.5-1 cm wide. Flower heads distinctively terminal and globose; mostly spring. Flowers pink or purplish red, fading and with yellow anthers. Fruit capsules in fused globular 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.