Rhodomyrtus sericea Burret
Burret, K.E. (1941) Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 15(3): 497. Type: Australien: Queensland, Mt. Bellenden-Ker, 5200 , (W. Sayer in herb. Berol.).
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Fine stripes usually visible in the blaze.
Inflorescence not exceeding the leaves, but usually longer than the petioles. Calyx lobes about 2-2.5 mm long, appressed pubescent on both the inner and outer surfaces. Petals +/- orbicular, concave, about 4 mm diam., appressed pubescent on the outer surface, but glabrous on the inner surface. Ovary apex pubescent. Stigma peltate, pink.
Cotyledons ovate, about 3-4.5 x 3 mm, apex truncate except for a reddish glandular mucro. First pair of leaves ovate, apex mucronate, upper and lower surfaces hairy. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate. Lower leaf blade surface clothed in hairs, upper surface similar, sometimes reduced to hairs along the midrib. Oil dots sparse, visible with a lens; leaf blade strongly 3-veined; petiole hairy. Stipules small, about 0.5 mm long, linear, gland-like. Seed germination time 26 to 68 days.