Leptospermum J.R. Forst. & G.Forst.

Stamens shorter or only slightly longer than the petals Leptospermum
Capsule persisting for several years, hard and woody. Summit of the ovary glabrous
External surface of floral tube with long, silky and/or dense hairs. Sepals persisting on capsule (except in L. myrtifolium)
Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, concave, acicular, 1–3 mm wide. Floral tube tomentose to villous. Flowers c. 8 mm diam. Rigid divaricate often decumbent shrub up to 2 m high. Widespread. Heath. Ss. Fl. spring–summer Leptospermum arachnoides