Callistemon citrinus (Curt.) Skeels

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Australian Bottle Brush
Synonym: Callistemon lanceolatus (Smith)Sweet
Common Name: Bottle brush
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native in East Australia; widely cultivated
Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental plant
Uses: Ornamental, hedge plant, firewood
Key Characteristics: Callistemon citrinusare trees, bark dark brown, vertically striated. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, crowded towards the tip of branchlets, margin entire. Flowers bisexual, red, in spikes; calyx adnate to ovary; petals 5, greenish, concave; stamens many, connate at base, up to 2 cm long; filaments red; anthers very small, versatile; ovary inferior, 3-celled, ovules many, placentation axile; style terminal, red, upto 2 cm long; stigma simple. Fruiting calyx not much enlarged the truncate orifice usually open.