Callistemon genofluvialis Molyneux

Muelleria 10: 57 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Spreading, multi-stemmed shrub, 2–2.5 m high; branches weeping at tips; bark papery. Leaves lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, mucronate, often slightly asymmetrical, (1.7–)2.2–4.8(–8) cm long, (3–)4–6(–8.5) mm wide, margins thickened, oil glands visible on both leaf surfaces; petiole usually straight. Flower spikes usually with leaf-like bracts at the tip, c. 6–10 cm long, 5–6.8 cm wide; axis hairy; hypanthium hairy; stamens 12–19 mm long, filaments and anthers pinkish-purple. Capsules 5–6 mm long, c. 6–9 mm wide. Flowers mainly Aug.–Nov.

Known from a single population of c. 10 plants growing along the upper Genoa River.

Callistemon genofluvialis, C. forresterae, C. kenmorrisonii and C. nyallingensis are all quite localised in East Gippsland and are somewhat intermediate between the relatively common and widespread C. citrinus and C. subulatus. These localised species were regarded by Craven (2006; 2009) as hybrid swarms presumably involving C. citrinus and C. subulatus.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-23
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-08-19

Craven, L.A. (2006). New combinations in Melaleuca for Australian Species of Callistemon (Myrtaceae), Novon 16: 468–475.

Craven, L.A. (2009). Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) from Australia, Novon 19: 444-453.

Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Callistemon
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Callistemon genofluvialis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon genofluvialis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present cultivated

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New South Wales