Callistemon pallidus (Bonpl.) DC.

Lemon Bottlebrush

Prodr. 3: 223 (1828) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to 8 m high; bark persistent. Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 9–15 mm wide, leathery, apex with a pungent mucro, lateral veins faint, surfaces conspicuously and densely gland-dotted. Flower spikes 3–7 cm long, 2.5–5 (mostly c. 3.5) cm wide; hypanthium mostly sparsely hairy at first, becoming glabrous; stamens 10–15 mm long, filaments cream to yellow, anthers pale yellow. Capsules 4–6 mm long and wide. Flowers spring–summer.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Mostly in rocky, high areas of the Great Dividing Range and other rocky (often granitic) outcrops (e.g. Gembrook, Ben Cairn, Mt Oberon), also occasionally in gullies and at lower elevations. .

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.
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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 pallidus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon pallidus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory