Melaleuca sieberi Schauer APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 5 m high with papery bark.
Leaves alternate, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 4–15 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex acute, glabrous; petiole c. 1 mm long.
Inflorescences few- to many-flowered spikes 1–4 cm long; rachis densely pubescent. Flowers usually solitary within each bract, white or petals sometimes tinged with pink. Petals ± circular, 2–3 mm long. Stamens 11–25 per bundle; claw 2–3 mm long.
Fruit barrel-shaped, 3–5 mm diam., orifice 2–3 mm diam.; sepals ± persistent.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet heath in coastal districts, north from Gosford.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter. G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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