Melaleuca armillaris

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Melaleuca armillaris
Bracelet honey myrtle
Melaleuca armillaris.jpg
Melaleuca armillaris foliage and flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Melaleuca
Species: M. armillaris
Binomial name
Melaleuca armillaris
(Sol. ex Gaertn.) Sm.

Melaleuca armillaris, known as the Bracelet honey myrtle, is a plant native to South Australia and Victoria in southeastern Australia. It also has a subspecies, Melaleuca armillaris sub. akineta, that is found in South Australia.

Description[edit]

Melaleuca armillaris ranges from a large shrub to a small weeping tree growing to 5 metres (16 ft) in height. It has distinctive decumbent branching and twigs with narrow linear leaves 1mm wide. Flowers are arranged in cylindrical inflorescences, with conspicuous staminal claws 5-6mm long.

Cultivation[edit]

Melaleuca armillaris is cultivated as an ornamental tree for parks and gardens. It is used as a decumbent specimen tree in the ground and in large container plantings. It tolerates dry conditions.

Melaleuca armillaris - flowers

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