Melaleuca nesophila F.Muell.

Showy Honey-myrtle

Shrub or small, stiffly branched tree to 2 m or more tall, generally with papery bark. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblong or obovate, mostly 1.5-2 cm long, sometimes to 4 cm, 0.5-1 cm wide. Flower heads distinctively terminal and globose; mostly spring. Flowers pink or purplish red, fading and with yellow anthers. Fruit capsules in fused globular 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.