Callistemon subulatus Cheel APNI*
Synonyms: Melaleuca subulata (Cheel) Craven APNI*
Description: Low, spreading shrub mostly c. 1 m high; branchlets flexuous.
Leaves densely arranged, linear, subulate or terete, mostly 2–4 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, with a short mucro.
Spikes 4–8 cm long, 40–45 mm diam., mostly leafy; rachis sparsely hairy or glabrous. Filaments 15–20 mm long, dark crimson. Capsules 4–5 mm diam.
Flowering: mainly summer and sporadically through year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows along banks of watercourses of coastal and tableland districts; south from Nattai R.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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