Native to Australia. It had, for many years, been classified as a member of the Heath family, the Epacridaceae. The Epacridaceae and Ericaceae have now been combined, and take the name of the earliest described family.
Daphne Heath is one of the most common shrubs in the Castlemaine forests.
Name. Brachyloma: brachy = short; loma = fringe, referring to the short hairs inside the floral rube; daphnoides: like a Daphne.