PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Melaleuca capitata Cheel
Family Myrtaceae
Melaleuca capitata Cheel APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2 m high with scaly bark, young branchlets villous.

Leaves alternate, very narrow-elliptic, 10–25 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex acute to apiculate, glabrous; petiole 1.5–3 mm long.

Inflorescences dense heads or short spikes; rachis villous. Flowers solitary within each bract, white to cream. Sepals villous. Petals ± circular, 2.5–3.5 mm long. Stamens 14–22 per bundle; claw 1–2 mm long.

Fruit globose to urceolate, 4–7 mm diam., orifice 2–3 mm diam.; sepals not persistent.


Herbarium
Sheet

Type
Specimen

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath or dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone; from Bundanoon to Braidwood.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST
AVH map***

Text by Peter. G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET