Tree to 10 m or so tall with papery bark. Leaves alternate, lanceolate to elliptic, 3-7 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, blunt and with 5 prominent longitudinal veins. Flower heads in spikes 2-5 cm long. Flowers 3 per bract, white to cream or green; autumn to winter. Fruit capsules 4-5 mm wide.
Widely cultivated in NSW and S Qld, especially as a street tree. There are good specimens in Centennial Park, Sydney.
New Guinea, NSW, Qld.
Large leaves with 5 prominent longitudinal veins, cf. M. leucadendra.
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.