Common name: Prickly Bottlebrush
Callistemon brachyandrus Lindl. APNI*
Synonyms: Melaleuca brachyandra (Lindl.) Craven APNI*
Callistemon brachyandrus var. acerosus (Tausch) Cheel APNI*
Description: Stiff shrub or small tree, usually 2–3 m high; branches flexuous.
Leaves terete to narrow-oblanceolate, 2–3 cm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, apex pungent, margins inrolled.
Spikes 3–5 cm long, 20–27 mm diam., rather open. Hypanthia densely villous. Filaments c. 9–10 mm long, rich crimson; anthers bright yellow. Style generally exceeding stamens. Capsules c. 4–5 mm long and 4–5 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered in inland regions, most frequent in hills of the Cobar district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by R. D. Spencer & P. F. Lumley
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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