Rhodomyrtus canescens C.T.White & W.D.Francis
White, C.T. & Francis, W.D. (1920) Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 22: 26. Type: Atherton, C.T. White, [given by A.J.Scott, Kew Bull. 33 (1978) 325 as Atherton, Jan. 1918, C.T. White s.n (BRI, holotype; K, isotype)].
Crater Ironwood; Ironwood, Crater
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.
Inflorescence shorter than the leaves. Flowers usually produced in groups of three (triads), each triad on a peduncle about 5-15 mm long. Calyx lobes about 2-2.6 mm long, pubescent on both surfaces. Petals about 8-10 x 6.5-7.5 mm, outer surface clothed in numerous short hairs just visible with a x10 lens. Ovary pubescent at the apex. Ovules about 14-16 per locule. Stigma capitate.
Cotyledons almost orbicular, about 2-4 x 2-3 mm, petiolate, apex mucronate. First pair of true leaves hairy on the upper surface but mainly glabrous below. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptic, apex acute or obtuse, base cuneate, both the upper and lower surfaces sparsely hairy; oil dots rather sparse, visible with a x10 lens. Terminal buds and young shoots densely clothed in pale prostrate hairs. Two lateral veins usually more prominent than the rest. Seed germination time 11 to 42 days.