Thryptomene hexandra

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Thryptomene hexandra
Rare  (NCA)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Thryptomene
T. hexandra
Binomial name
Thryptomene hexandra

Thryptomene hexandra is a shrub in the family Myrtaceae, endemic to Australia.

It grows to 2.5 metres in height, with a spreading habit, and produces white flowers in the upper leaf axils in groups of 1–3. [2] [3] It has leaves which are narrow and up to 8 mm in length. [2]

This member of the genus Thryptomene produces a strong-flavoured honey marketed under the name "goo bush".[ citation needed ].


It is occurs in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. In the Northern Territory it occurs solely in the Finke Gorge National Park and is known there as the Palm Valley Myrtle. [2]

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  1. "Thryptomene hexandra". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 "Palm Valley Myrtle" (PDF). Threatened Species of the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Government.
  3. Peter G. Wilson. "New South Wales Flora Online: Thryptomene hexandra". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.