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Not to be confused with Callitris (a genus of coniferous trees) or Callithrix (a genus of New World monkeys).
Calytrix sullivanii.jpg
Calytrix tetragona
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Tribe: Chamelaucieae
Genus: Calytrix
  • Lhotskya Schauer
  • Trichocalyx Schauer
  • Calycothrix Meisn.
  • Calythropsis C.A.Gardner

Calytrix is a genus of shrubs in the family Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1806.[2][3] They are commonly known as starflowers. Calytrix are endemic to Australia, occurring in 4 of the 7 regions (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia).[1]


The genus includes the following species:


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Labillardière, Jacques Julien Houtou de. 1806. Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen 2: 8
  3. ^ Tropicos, Calytrix Labill.

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