Callistemon salignus (Sm.) Sweet

Hort. Brit., edn 1, 155 (1826)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Large shrub or tree, 2–15 m high; bark soft, papery and readily peeling; branchlets flexuous, new growth purplish pink. Leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, 4–14 cm long, 5–16 mm wide, acute, attenuate at apex and base, midrib and lateral veins distinct, oil glands distinct or obscure. Flower spike 4–5 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide; axis glabrous or sparsely hairy; hypanthium 2.5–3.5 mm long, glabrous; stamens 12–15 mm long, filaments creamy green to yellow or white, anthers yellow. Capsules 4–5 mm long and wide. Flowers Sep.–Dec.    

*GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv. Native along the eastern coast of Australia from central Queensland to southern New South Wales, commonly cultivated, recorded as naturalised at a few sites in Victoria, generally growing near streams and rivers.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-24
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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 salignus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon salignus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present cultivated
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory