Callistemon comboynensis

Callistemon comboynensis, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Myrtales
Familia: Myrtaceae
Genus: Callistemon
Species: Callistemon comboynensis

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Callistemon comboynensis, also known as Cliff Bottlebrush, is a shrub in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the states of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.

The species grows up to 2 metres in height and has leaves which are 5 to 7 cm long and 8 to 20 mm in width. The crimson flower spikes mainly occur between March and June (early autumn and early winter) in their native range, but may also appear irregularly throughout the year. They are 6 to 7 cm in length and around 6.5 cm in diameter. The anthers are purple.

References

* New South Wales Flora Online: Callistemon comboynensis Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia

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