Callistemon glaucus

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Callistemon glaucus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Callistemon
Species: C. glaucus
Binomial name
Callistemon glaucus
(Bonpl.) Sweet[1]

Metrosideros glaucus Bonpl. Melaleuca paludosa R.Br.

Callistemon glaucus is a shrub in the family Myrtaceae. The species is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It grows up to between 1 and 3 metres in height and has a slender, erect habit. Red flower spikes are produced between September and December in the species native range. It occurs on sandy or clay soils on swampy flats between Perth and Albany.[1]

The species was first formally described in 1816 by French botanist Aimé Bonpland in Description des Plantes Rares cultivees a Malmaison et a Navarre as Metrosideros glaucum, which was later revised to Metrosideros glaucus. Robert Sweet transferred the species to the genus Callistemon in 1830 in Sweet's Hortus Britannicus. [2]


  1. ^ a b "Callistemon glaucus". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. 
  2. ^ "Callistemon glaucus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-11-04.