5602.000 Callistemon R.Br.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves linear or lanceolate. Flowers in conspicuous heads or spikes near ends of branches; each flower sessile in axil of a deciduous bract, the inflorescence resembling a bottle-brush. Petals 5, deciduous. Stamens numerous in several series, free or rarely shortly united at base, much longer than the petals. Ovary 3-4-locular with many ovules per loculus. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: from Greek: kalli-, meaning beautiful and stemon, a stamen.

Worldwide: 30 species in Australia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Callistemon viminalis

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rigidus R. Br.
viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G. DonDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Callistemon

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Callistemon
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Callistemon
Wikipedia: Callistemon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Callistemon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Callistemon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Callistemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1015, retrieved 29 March 2023

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