Callistemon kenmorrisonii Molyneux

Muelleria 8: 379 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub to 3 m high; bark papery, spongy. Leaves dense, spreading, mostly narrowly lanceolate, 15–52 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, leathery, oil glands indented on both surfaces, secondary venation not visible. Flower spikes mostly distally frondose c. 6–10 cm long, 5.5–6 cm wide, axis hair sparse or in patches; hypanthium glabrous, except near attachment to rachis; stamens crimson, 16–25 mm long, anthers purple. Capsules 5–6 mm long, 6–9.5 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

EGL. Known from a single population of c. 50 plants, all growing in rock crevices along the Betka River, south-west of Genoa.

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 kenmorrisonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon kenmorrisonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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