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Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Melaleuceae
Genera (sensu Wilson et al., 2005): Beaufortia – Callistemon – Calothamnus – Conothamnus – Eremaea – Lamarchea – Melaleuca – Phymatocarpus – Regelia

Melaleuceae Burnett (1835)

Type species: Melaleuca L. (1753)

Note: All genera and associated species can be be subsumed into an expanded Melaleuca s.l. see discussion page, but the above are currently accepted by Australian Plant Census and endorsed by the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH). WS can not take sides in a taxonomic opinion and so this page is maintained without redirects.

Burnett, G.T. 1835. Outlines of Botany, including a general history of the vegetable kingdom. Vol. 1–2, 1190 pp., London: John Churchill. Reference page. : 712.
Craven, L.A., Edwards, R.D. & Cowley, K.J. 2014. New combinations and names in Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). Taxon 63(3): 663-670. DOI: 10.12705/633.38 Paywall Reference page.
Edwards, R.D., Craven, L.A., Crisp, M.D. & Cook, L.G. 2010. Melaleuca revisited: cpDNA and morphological data confirm that Melaleuca L.(Myrtaceae) is not monophyletic. Taxon 59(3): 744–754. JSTOR Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2016. Callistemon in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Apr. 2.. Reference page.
Thornhill, A.H., Hope, G.S., Craven, L.A. & Crisp, M.D. 2012. Pollen morphology of the Myrtaceae. Part 2: tribes Backhousieae, Melaleuceae, Metrosidereae, Osbornieae and Syzygieae. Australian Journal of Botany 60(3): 200-224. DOI: 10.1071/BT11175 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
Udovicic, F. & Spencer, R.D. 2012. New combinations in Callistemon (Myrtaceae). Muelleria, 30(1): 23-25. Full text PDF Reference page.
Wilson, P.G., O’Brien M.M., Heslewood, M.M. & Quinn, C.J. 2005. Relationships within Myrtaceae sensu lato based on a matK phylogeny. Plant Systematics and Evolution 251(1): 3–19. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-004-0162-y Reference page.

Melaleuceae is a tribe in the plant family Myrtaceae[1] from south-east Asia and Oceania, with a main center of diversity in Australia.

Melaleuca (including Callistemon)


Wilson, P. G. (2011) Myrtaceae. In The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Volume X. Sapindales, Cucurbitales, Myrtaceae, edited by K. Kubitzki, X:212–71. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2011.

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