Lophostemon ('lophos' - crest, 'stemon' - stamen) is a genus of 4 species of evergreen tree in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. All four species are native to Australia, with one extending to New Guinea. The genus is a relatively recent creation; all 4 species were previously included in the related genus Tristania.
The most well-known species, L. confertus is a familiar tree to many people living along the east coast of Australia, where it known colloquially as the brush box. Quite frequently, it has been planted as a street tree, a role it isn't suited for as it grows to 30 metres in height and quite often suffers lopping due to obstructing overhead power lines.
- Lophostemon confertus (Brush Box, Queensland Box, Brisbane Box)
- Lophostemon grandiflorus (Northern Swamp Box)
- Lophostemon lactifluus (Milky Box)
- Lophostemon suaveolens (Swamp Mahogany, Swamp Turpentine, Swamp Box)
- Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. "Lophostemon". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
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