Hort. Brit. Edn 1 1: 155 (1826)
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Stiff shrub 0.6–5 m high; bark hard, fibrous. Leaves linear, linear-elliptic or linear-obovate, 3.3–13 cm long, 1–7 mm wide, channelled or flat, acute, margins thickened, marginal veins obscure, oil glands distinct. Flower spikes 5–10 cm long, 4–6 cm wide; axis hairy or glabrescent; hypantium 3.4–4.9 mm long, hairy or glabrescent; stamens 15–30 mm long, filaments bright to pale red, anthers reddish or yellow. Capsules 3.8–8.2 mm long, 7–10 mm wide. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
*EGL, *GipP, *GGr. Native to eastern New South Wales and south-east Queensland.
Cultivated as an ornamental, recorded outside of cultivation in Victoria at Mount Martha and Golton Gorge in the Grampians.
Only the wide-leaved form of this species has been recorded in Victoria. Wide-leaved plants were previously included in Callistemon rigidus. This species was previously distinguished by leaves being more than 3 mm wide (C. linearis having leaves less than 3 mm wide).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|