Callistemon sieberi D C.

River Bottlebrush

Shrub or small tree to 3 m tall with branches slightly weeping and flexuous on mature plants. Leaves narrowly oblanceolate, 3-5 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, often slightly sickle-shaped, pointed, oil glands usually obscure. Flower spike usually 3-5 cm long, 2-2.5 wide, open, and often with leafy bracts in the upper part. Filaments 7-9 mm long, cream to pale yellow, rarely pink, anthers bright yellow. Fruit cupshaped, 3-5 mm long. Syn. C. paludosus of some authors.

Qld, Vic, ?Tas.

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.