Melaleuca scabra R.Br.

Rough Honey-myrtle

Small shrub to about 1m tall. Leaves alternate,1-2.5 cm long, cylindrical, sometimes crowded together. Flower heads dense, terminal, globular; spring to early summer. Flowers pinkish purple. Stamen bundles with 5-9 filaments. Fruit capsule 3-5 mm broad.

As currently understood M. scabra is variable and likely to be split into several species.


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.