Common name: Stiff Bottlebrush
Callistemon rigidus R.Br. APNI*
Description: Stiff erect shrub, mostly 2–3 m high.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblanceolate, mostly 5–7 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, margins thickened; lamina thick, rigid, rarely channelled, lower surface dotted with glands, lateral veins generally obscure.
Spikes c. 7–10 cm long, 40–60 mm diam.; rachis and hypanthia pubescent at first. Filaments c. 20–25 mm long, red; anthers dark. Capsules c. 7 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp places, widespread on the coast, ranges and slopes, mainly in the Sydney district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, NWS, CWS
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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