Common name: Lemon Bottlebrush
Callistemon pallidus (Bonpl.) DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Callistemon salignus var. hebestachyus Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 5 m high; bark persistent; new growth silvery.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 9–15 mm wide, apex with pungent mucro, leathery, lateral veins scarcely visible, surfaces conspicuously and densely gland-dotted.
Spikes 3–7 cm long, 25–50 mm diam. but mostly c. 35 mm. Filaments cream to yellow. Capsules 4–6 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, grows beside streams and in wet rocky places, chiefly on ranges and Slopes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Specimens from the Gibralta r Ra. N.P. may be a new taxon (NC, NT; Qld).
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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.