Melaleuca squarrosa Sm.

Scented Paperbark

Tree or shrub to 10 m or so tall. Leaves decussate, ovate, 5-10 mm long, 5-7 mm broad, pointed, nerves 5-7, glands below, cordate or truncate at the base. Flowers mostly in terminal clusters, cream to yellow; late spring to summer. Stamens 7-12, white, base about 1 mm long, free part of filaments 5-6 mm long. Fruit capsule wrinkled, 3-4 mm long.

SA, 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.

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