Common name: Pine-leaved Bottlebrush
Callistemon pinifolius (J.C.Wendl.) Sweet APNI*
Synonyms: Callistemon acerosus Tausch APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub to c. 4 m high.
Leaves terete or channelled, 4–10 cm long or longer, 0.5–1.5 mm diam., pungent, dark green, scabrous on lower surface.
Spikes 5–7 cm long, 40–50 mm diam.; rachis and hypanthia pubescent at first. Filaments yellowish green, occasionally red; anthers slightly darker than stamens.
Capsules 6–7 mm diam.; apex generally constricted.
Flowering: spring and early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly in Sydney district, but also on the Western Slopes north to Coolah district.
Grows in damp places in woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CWS
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley. Updated by Peter Wilson (2015)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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