Hypocalymma robustum

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Swan River Myrtle
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Hypocalymma robustum in John Forrest National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Hypocalymma
Species: H. robustum
Binomial name
Hypocalymma robustum
(Endl.) Lindl.

Hypocalymma robustum (Swan River Myrtle) is a species of shrub in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It is endemic to the south west region of Western Australia.[1]

It usually grows up to between 0.4 and 1 metre in height. Pink flowers are produced between June and November (early winter to late spring) in its native range.[1]

The species was initially given the name Leptospermum robustum without description, and later formally described by botanist John Lindley in Edward's Botanical Register in 1843.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

Its attractive flowers and compact size make it a desirable garden plant.[3] However, it does need a climate where the summers are dry.[3] It requires good drainage and prefers a sunny or partially shaded position and has moderate frost resistance.[3] Propagation is from semi-mature cuttings or seed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hypocalymma robustum F.Muell.". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Hypocalymma robustum". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Hypocalymma robustum". Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP). Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-10-10.