Callistemon rigidus

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Callistemon rigidus
Callistemon rigidus Flower.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Callistemon
Species: C. rigidus
Binomial name
Callistemon rigidus

Callistemon rigidus (Stiff Bottlebrush) is a shrub in the family Myrtaceae. It is endemic to the state of New South Wales in Australia.[1]

It grows to between 2 and 3 metres in height and has a stiff, erect habit.[1] The leaves are mostly 50 to 70 mm long and 3 to 4 mm wide. Red flower spikes with darker anthers are produced in summer.[1]

The species was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in 1820 in Edwards's Botanical Register.[2]


Cultivars include:[2]

  • C. rigidus 'Crimson Spokes'
  • C. rigidus 'Manson Bailey'
  • C. rigidus 'Pendulous'


  1. ^ a b c d "Callistemon rigidus". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Callistemon rigidus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-11-04.