Common name: River Bottlebrush
Callistemon sieberi DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Callistemon paludosus F.Muell. APNI*
Melaleuca paludicola Craven APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree; branches flexuous, ± pendent; new growth pinkish.
Leaves narrow-oblanceolate, 2–5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, with mucro, midrib and marginal veins prominent, lateral veins obscure.
Spikes 3–5 cm long, 20–25 mm diam.; rachis villous at flowering. Filaments cream or pale yellow, rarely pink. Capsules 4–5 mm diam.
Flowering: mostly Nov.–Jan.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread along watercourses, dried and rocky riverbeds and gullies.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. ?Tas. S.A.
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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