Wide-spreading shrub to 1.5 m tall. Leaves decussate, linear-lanceolate, 8-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, acuminate, acute, nerves 3 but faint and on lower oil-dotted surface only, stalkless. Flowers in lateral clusters of 2-5 on a short stalk; spring. Stamen bundles of 7-15 stamens, pale to dark pink; claw 6 mm long, free part of filaments 3-4 mm long. Fruit capsule corky, with persistent pointed sepals on the rim.
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.