Calothamnus quadrifidus

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One-sided Bottlebrush
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Calothamnus
Species: C. quadrifidus
Binomial name
Calothamnus quadrifidus
R.Br.

Calothamnus quadrifidus is a shrub from the south-west of Western Australia. Its common name is the One-sided Bottlebrush which alludes to the arrangement of the stamens of its inflorescence which line up on one side of the stem.

It usually grows to around 2.5 metres in height and width and it flowers from mid-winter to early summer. It has red, white and yellow flower forms, with the red flowered form most commonly seen in cultivation.

The species was named by botanist Robert Brown who collected a specimen from Lucky Bay near Esperance in 1802.

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