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 Prom 1

Flower Description:

Pink to white 1


Shrub to 2.5 m 1

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 sepals 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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