Melaleuca conothamnoides C.A.Gardner

Shrub to 2 m tall with branchlets slightly zig-zagged. Leaves alternate, fringed at first, to 4 cm long, 1 cm wide, oblong to slightly oblanceolate, leathery, often waxy-blue, 3-5-nerved and gland-dotted. Flower heads roundish, to 4 cm wide; spring. Flowers mauve to pinkish purple or magenta with prominent yellow anthers. Fruit capsules united into clusters.


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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Melaleuca L.