Melaleuca ericifolia Sm.

Swamp Paperbark

Shrub or small tree to 7 m tall with corky bark. Leaves alternate or in whorls of 3, linear, 7-15 mm long, 1 mm wide, veins obscure, tip acute; stalk to 1 mm long. Flower spikes dense, 0.7-1.7 cm long. Flowers with stamens 5-7 mm long, 7-13 in a bundle, white; claw (stamen base) to 2 mm long. Fruit capsule 2.5-4 mm wide with a wavy rim produced by the sepal remains.

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