Callistemon rugulosus (Link) D C.

Scarlet Bottlebrush

Stiff straggly shrub to 4 m tall. Leaves thick, rigid, narrowly oblanceolate,mostly 3-5 cm long, 4-7 mm wide with a sharp point, lateral veins obscure but oil glands prominent, especially on the lower surface, and usually rough to touch. Flower spike mostly 5-8 cm long, 4-5 cm wide with a hairy axis; summer to autumn. Filaments dark crimson, rarely pink or violet, anthers bright yellow. Fruit mostly 7-8 mm long, 6-9 mm wide. Syn. C. macropunctatus (Dum.-Cours.) Court

SA, NSW, Vic.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Callistemon R.Br.