Category: Cinnamon Myrtle
CINNAMON MYRTLE, Backhousia myrtifolia can be found in the rainforests of subtropical Australia from Bega on the NSW south coast to Fraser Island off Queensland.
It is a small tree (up to 7 metres), forms a low canopy. The leaves are 3-6 cm long and have a pleasant spicy cinnamon-like aroma and flavour , and can be used as a spice in various dishes. The cream coloured flowers are star shaped followed by star-like capsules.