Common name: Wallum Bottlebrush
Callistemon pachyphyllus Cheel APNI*
Synonyms: Melaleuca pachyphylla (Cheel) Craven APNI*
Callistemon pachyphyllus Cheel var. pachyphyllus APNI*
Description: Dense straggling shrub to 1.5 m high.
Leaves narrow-oblanceolate, 4.5–9 cm long, 3–9 mm wide, apex abruptly narrowed and mucronate; lamina thick, leathery, grey-green with prominent midrib and intramarginal veins.
Spikes 5–10 cm long, 50–60 mm diam. Filaments c. 25 mm long, rich crimson or rarely yellowish green. Capsules c. 6 mm diam., apex constricted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist ground in Wallum heath and hind dunes; north from Wyong.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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