Calytrix alpestris (Lindl.) Court


Victorian Naturalist 73: 176 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub 1–2.5 m high, spreading, wiry; branchlets pubescent, often arching. Leaves linear to narrowly ovate or narrowly lanceolate, thick, crowded, mostly perpendicular to branches, 1–5 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, usually with scattered, stiff hairs; apex usually acute. Flowers usually white (usually pink in bud), sometimes pink, few borne in distant clusters in upper leaf axils; bracteoles connate and persistent; hypanthium to 4 mm long, free from style; calyx-lobes orbicular, c. 1 mm long, apex rounded or acute, rarely acuminate or awned; petals elliptic, 4–6 mm long; stamens 14–37. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria confined to west and north-west where found in heathlands and heathy woodlands on sandy soils. .

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Calytrix
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calytrix alpestris in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calytrix alpestris in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory