Melaleuca uncinata R.Br.


Erect shrub to 3 m tall with papery bark on old stems. Leaves alternate, terete or slightly flattened, 1.5-4 cm long, 1 mm wide, tip acute, recurved at the point; stalk absent or extremely short. Flower clusters dense, stalked; late winter and spring. Flowers white to yellow. Stamens 4-8 per bundle, base 2 mm long. Fruit capsules about 3 mm wide.

WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Vic.

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.