Melaleuca parvistaminea Byrnes APNI*
Synonyms: Melaleuca ternifolia Miq. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 4 m high with rough bark.
Leaves scattered or irregularly in whorls of 3, linear, 4–11 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, veins not conspicuous, oil glands raised, apex acute to obtuse, glabrous; petiole to 1 mm long.
Inflorescences many-flowered dense spikes 1–2.5 cm long; rachis shortly tomentose. Flowers solitary within each bract, white to cream, petals often tinged with pink. Petals broad-ovate to elliptic, to 1.5 mm long. Stamens 3–4 mm long, 4–7 per bundle; claw to 0.5 mm long.
Fruit cylindrical, c. 3 mm diam., orifice to 2 mm diam.; sepals persistent but obscure.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open forest communities, usually along streams or on damp ground; south from the Shoalhaven district.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by Peter. G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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