Melaleuca decora

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White Feather Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca decora Field of Mars.jpg
East Ryde, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Melaleuca
Species: M. decora
Binomial name
Melaleuca decora
(Salisb.) Britten

Melaleuca decora, known as the White Feather Honeymyrtle, is a plant native to eastern Australia. A bush or tree with paperbark, usually seen around 4 to 7 metres tall. Exceptional specimens, however, may exceed 20 metres tall.[1] The habitat is swampy areas on heavy soils, mostly near the coast. The southern most limit of natural distribution is near the Shoalhaven River. The specific epithet decora is from Latin, referring to the decorative and ornamental appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 56