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is a shrub
A shrub or bush is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m tall. A large number of plants may become either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience...
which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia
Western Australia is a state of Australia, occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Indian Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east...
. It usually grows to between 1 and 5 metres in height and produces white or cream flowers between August and October (late winter to mid spring) in its native range.
The species was first formally described by botanist Charles Gardner
Charles Austin Gardner was a Western Australian botanist.Born in Lancaster, England on 6 January 1896, he emigrated to Western Australia with his family in 1909....
, his description published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia
Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia is the official journal of Royal Society of Western Australia, the peak society of scientists in Western Australia. It publishes scientific research carried out in Western Australia, or on topics related to Western Australia...