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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Leptospermeae
Genus: Asteromyrtus
Species: A. angustifolia – A. symphyocarpa

Asteromyrtus Schauer

Asteromyrtus is a genus of flowering plants in the Myrtaceae family. It is closely related to Callistemon and Melaleuca.

Asteromyrtus was described as a genus in 1843.[2][3] The genus was subsequently subsumed into Melaleuca and Sinoga, but was reinstated by Lyndley Craven in 1988[4] to accommodate seven species, all of which are tropical shrubs or small trees[5] native to New Guinea, Maluku, or northern Australia,[1] in lands peripheral to the Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait.


Asteromyrtus angustifolia (Gaertn.) Craven - n Queensland
Asteromyrtus arnhemica (Byrnes) Craven - n Northern Territory, n Western Australia
Asteromyrtus brassii (Byrnes) Craven - s New Guinea, n Queensland
Asteromyrtus lysicephala (F.Muell. & F.M.Bailey) Craven - Aru Islands, s New Guinea, n Queensland
Asteromyrtus magnifica (Specht) Craven - n Northern Territory, Groote Eylandt
Asteromyrtus symphyocarpa (F.Muell.) Craven – Liniment Tree - s New Guinea, n Queensland, n Northern Territory
Asteromyrtus tranganensis Craven - Aru Islands


Asteromyrtus. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Kew.
Schauer, Johannes Conrad. 1843. Linnaea 17: 242-243. in Latin
Tropicos, Asteromyrtus Schauer
Craven, L.A. (1988). "Reinstatement and revision of Asteromyrtus (Myrtaceae)". Australian Systematic Botany. 1 (4): 373–385. doi:10.1071/SB9880373.
Brophy, J.J.; Doran, J.C. (1996). Essential Oils of Tropical Asteromyrtus, Callistemon and Melaleuca Species (PDF). ACIAR Monograph. 40. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. ISBN 1 86320 189 0.
Asteromyrtus species list. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Kew.

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