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Callistemon pungens Lumley & R.D.Spencer subsp. pungens Family Myrtaceae
Callistemon pungens subsp. pungens Lumley & R.D.Spencer APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree 2–5 m high; branches rigid; new growth silvery.

Leaves oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 2–3 cm long, 3–5 mm wide, apex with pungent mucro 1–2 mm long, lateral veins usually not apparent, both surfaces with numerous small glands.

Spikes mostly 5–6 cm long, 35–45 mm diam. Filaments 12–15 mm long, purplish; anthers dark. Styles 14–20 mm long.

Capsules 5–7 mm diam.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Northern Slopes and Tablelands, extending from from near Tenterfield south to Tamworth.

Grows in or near rocky watercourses, usually in sandy creek beds on granite or sometimes on basalt.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
AVH map***

Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley; modified by Peter G. Wilson, April 2017.
Taxon concept: From Lumley & Spencer (1990), modified to subspecies following Craven (2009)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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