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Melaleuca viminalis
WEEPING BOTTLEBRUSH

Higher Taxonomy
Family: MyrtaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MYRTLE FAMILY
Habit: [Subshrub] shrub, tree, trunk bark smooth or scaly; glands 0 or embedded in epidermis. Leaf: opposite or alternate, persistent, generally glandular when young. Inflorescence: generally axillary, raceme, panicle, cyme, or flowers 1. Flower: generally bisexual, parts in 4s, 5s, generally +- white; hypanthium exceeding ovary or not; stamens generally many; ovary [rarely superior to] inferior, 2--5(18)-chambered; placentas axillary, just below top, or basal, ovules few to many, generally in 2--many series. Fruit: berry, capsule, nut. Seed: 1--many; coat membranous to +- leathery or hard, bony; embryo starchy or oily (of great taxonomic importance).
Genera In Family: 100 genera, +- 3500 species: many species tropical America, Australasia, fewer Africa, southern Asia; economically important for timber (Eucalyptus), spices (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M. Perry, cloves; Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr., allspice), edible fruits (Psidium guajava L., guava; Acca sellowiana (O. Berg) Burret, pineapple guava), many orns (Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, several other genera). Note: Apparently of Gondwanan origins; tropics, subtropics, Mediterranean climates. Chamelaucium uncinatum Schauer, Luma apiculata (DC.) Burret, Melaleuca citrina (Curtis) Dum.Cours., Myrtus communis L., Syzygium australe (Link) B. Hyland are waifs.
eFlora Treatment Author: Leslie R. Landrum, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: MelaleucaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BOTTLEBRUSH
Habit: Shrub, small tree. Leaf: alternate, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, generally aromatic due to essential oils. Inflorescence: dense cylindrical cluster surrounding stem at tip or just below. Flower: calyx lobes, petals 5; stamens many, free or fused at base (generally in 5 bundles), several × > perianth, 13--30 mm, red. Fruit: capsule enclosed in persistent cup-shaped hypanthium. Seed: generally 1--3 mm, many.
Species In Genus: +- 280 species: Australasia, Indonesia; cultivated, generally as ornamental, or for essential oils. Etymology: (Greek: black, white, from trunk, branches of some members)
eFlora Treatment Author: Lyn A. Craven

Melaleuca viminalis (Gaertn.) Byrnes
NATURALIZED
Habit: Shrub, tree < 15 m. Leaf: 2.5--14 cm. Fruit: 4--5 mm.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: 30--330 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to eastern Australia. Flowering Time: +- all year
Synonyms: Melaleuca viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Byrnes; Callistemon viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G. Don
eFlora Treatment Author: Lyn A. Craven
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Citation for this treatment: Lyn A. Craven 2016. Melaleuca viminalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81697, accessed on December 10, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.


Geographic subdivisions for Melaleuca viminalis:
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Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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