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: 1 taxon.

Callistemon viminalis

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viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G. DonCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Callistemon:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Callistemon
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Callistemon

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Callistemon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Callistemon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Callistemon
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iNaturalist: Callistemon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Callistemon
JSTOR Plant Science: Callistemon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Callistemon
Plants of the World Online: Callistemon
Tropicos: Callistemon
Wikipedia: Callistemon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Callistemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1015, retrieved 30 May 2024

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