Calytrix tetragona

Common name: 

Common Fringe-myrtle

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Range, Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJMNPRSTUVWXZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Open heathlands and heathy-woodlands of the northern Prom1

Flower description:

Pink to white1


Shrub to 2.5 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species in the only Fringe-Myrtle on the Prom, it can be recognised by the fine, hair-like extensions of the sepals1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.