Synonymy: M. trichostachya sensu Tate, Hdbk Fl. Extratrop. S. Aust. 92 (1890), auct. non Lindley; M. linophylla sensu H. Eichler, Suppl. 233 (1965), auct. non F. Muell.
Common name: None
Tall shrub to 5 m high, glabrous except for the slightly pubescent young shoots and hypanthium; leaves alternate, narrowly oblanceolate, 2-4 cm long, 2-3 mm broad, acuminate-acute, obscurely 3-nerved, distinctly punctate-glandular, sessile.
Flowers 16-25 in monads in loose spikes with the axis growing on before flowering; bracts deciduous, broadly ovate, acuminate, 5-8 mm long, scarious; hypanthium cylindrical, with an elongated attachment to the rhachis, c. 2 mm long; sepals triangular, c. 1 mm long, acute; stamens in bundles of 15-25, white; claw 2.5-3.5 mm long; free parts of filaments arising pinnately, 1-3 mm long.
Fruit papery, tawny, spherical, 2-3 mm diam., with infolded persistent sepals at the narrow rim, in loose spikes on woody stems.
F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:153 (1863).
S.Aust.: NW, LE, FR, EA. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.
Flowering time: apparently irregularly but often in winter and spring.
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