Callistemon forresterae Molyneux

Forrester's Bottlebrush

Muelleria 8: 61 (1993) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrub to 1.2 m high; branches erect; bark grey, papery. Leaves leathery, linear to linear-lanceolate, mucronate, often slightly falcate, mostly 3.3–4.3 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, margins thickened, oil glands visible on both leaf surfaces; petiole usually twisted. Flower spikes usually with leaf-like bracts at the tip, mostly 9–12 cm long, 4.2–4.6 cm wide; axis hairy; hypanthium hairy; stamens mostly 13–15 mm long, filaments mauve, anthers purple. Capsule 4–6 mm long, 5–8 mm wide. Flowers mainly Oct.–Jan.

EGL, EGU. Apparently endemic along the Upper Genoa River where growing among rocks, rare.

Source: Spencer, R.D. (1996). Callistemon. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-08-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Callistemon
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Callistemon forresterae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon forresterae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales