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Kunzea ericoides foliage and nuts
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Kunzea
Rchb., 1828

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Kunzea ericoides foliage and nuts

Kunzea is a genus of 36-40 species of shrub in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. They are native to Australia, with one species extending to New Zealand. They are found throughout the Australian continent with most species occurring in southwestern Western Australia. In appearance they resemble the closely related Callistemon genus, but differ in the arrangement of the stamens.

The genus was named after German naturalist Gustav Kunze, professor of botany in Leipzig.[1]

Several species of Kunzea are weeds in the fynbos regions of southern South Africa


Species include:[2]


  1. ^ Elliot, Rodger W.; Jones, David L.; Blake, Trevor (1993). Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation: Volume 6 (K-M). Port Melbourne: Lothian Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-85091-589-9. 
  2. ^ "Kunzea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-. 

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