This Mallee is multi-stemmed and can reach heights of 5-7 metres, although they
are often smaller. The bark is smooth, white, grey, grey brown, grey-pink or
brown, with the bark shedding in strips.
found growing on red sandplains, dunes and loamy flats in Central Australia and
9-16 mm in length and a dull, blue-grey.
are cream to
yellow, sometimes pink in axillary clusters of 3. The buds are large, usually
deep red and ribbed ending in a beaked, with scar present. The flowers
breaks out from below the bud as if it is wearing a cap, with the cap falling
off. Flowering can occur in autumn, winter and spring.
the gumnuts are ribbed and about 12-15mm wide, with protruding valves. The disc
being concave ascending steeply to a thick rim.