Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Shrub. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Green Tea-tree, Mallee Tea-tree




Shrub to 2m tall.  Leaves aromatic when crushed, alternating up the stems.  Leaves 0.8-2cm long, 3-5mm wide, flat, hairless, hairy when young, with a straight or curved point.  Flowers white, with 5 petals, 1-2 together on short stalks arising from at the bases of the leaves. 

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 513

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