Callistemon brachyandrus Lindl.

Prickly Bottlebrush

J. Hort. Soc. London. 4: 112 (1849) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Stiff shrub or small tree usually 2–3 m high; bark grey, becoming rough and fissured; branches stiff to flexuous. Leaves terete to narrowly oblanceolate, mostly 2–3 cm long, 0.5–1 mm wide with a pungent mucro, margins inrolled to form a narrow groove or depression on the upper surface, veins and oil glands obscure. Flower spikes open, mostly 3–5 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, generally with leafy bracts towards the tip; axis densely hairy; hypanthium densely hairy; stamens mostly 9–10 mm long, filaments rich crimson, anthers yellow. Capsule 4–5 mm long and wide. Flowers mainly late summer.

GipP, LoM, MuM, RobP, VVP. Also SA, NSW. Mostly in sandier soils of alluvial flats in subarid regions of the lower Murray River e.g. Hattah Lakes. .

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 brachyandrus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon brachyandrus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Gippsland Plain present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory