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Melaleuca decora (Salisb.) Britten
Family Myrtaceae
Melaleuca decora (Salisb.) Britten APNI*

Description: Tall shrub or tree to 7 m high with fibrous-papery bark.

Leaves alternate, flat, linear to narrow-elliptic, 8–18 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex acute, glabrous; petiole c. 1 mm long.

Inflorescences many-flowered spikes 2–9 cm long; rachis shortly pubescent. Flowers solitary or in threes within each bract, white. Petals ovate to broad-elliptic, 2–2.5 mm long. Stamens 20–40 per bundle; claw 2–3.5 mm long; style pubescent.

Fruit cup-shaped, 2–3 mm wide, orifice 1–2.5 mm diam.; sepals not persistent in fruit.


Illustration
M. Flockton

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps on heavy soils, chiefly in coastal sites; north from the Shoalhaven district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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