Common name: Bracelet Honey-myrtle
Melaleuca armillaris (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Sm. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 5 m high with hard or corky bark.
Leaves alternate, linear, 12–25 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex recurved, acute, glabrous; petiole 1–2 mm long.
Inflorescences many-flowered dense spikes 3–7 cm long, borne low on the branchlets; rachis ± glabrous to woolly. Flowers solitary within each bract, white or rarely pink. Petals ovate, 2–3 mm long. Stamens 16–18 per bundle; claw 5–6 mm long.
Fruit shortly cylindrical, 3–5 mm diam., orifice 2–4 mm diam.; sepals ± persistent.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in heath communities, often on headlands or coastal ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. Tas.
Text by Peter. G. Wilson
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