Melaleuca lanceolata Otto


Shrub or tree to 10 m tall with rough, fissured, black bark and white branchlets. Leaves alternate, thick, linear to linear-lanceolate, pointed, 0.5-1.5 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, obscurely 3-veined. Flower spikes dense, 2-4 cm long, axis pubescent; sporadic, mostly in summer. Flowers white, in 3s. Stamens 4-5 mm long, 8-14 per bundle. Fruit 4-5 mm wide, constricted at the apex to an aperture about 1 mm wide.

Vic, NSW, Qld, SA, WA.

VIC: Churchill Island, off Phillip Island (a stand near the Homestead, site of Victoria's first garden).

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.