Melaleuca parvistaminea Byrnes

Austrobaileya 2: 75 (1984) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Shrub or small tree to 5 m high; bark hard, rough and scaly. Leaves scattered or in whorls of 3, linear, 4–11 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, thick, veins obscure, oil glands prominent on lower surface; petiole to 1 mm long. Inflorescence a dense spike, 5–9 mm wide, 1–2.5 cm long; axis shortly hairy, growing on into a leafy shoot. Flowers 1 per bract; stamens 3–4 mm long, 4–7 in a bundle, white or cream, claw to 1 mm long, free part of filaments 2–3 mm long. Capsules 3–4 mm wide, sepals persistent but obscure. Flowers spring–summer.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, NIS, OtP, SnM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NSW, ACT (naturalised). Mostly on shallow, infertile soils, often overlying rock, but also on poorly drained sandy soils fringing lakes and streams.

The characters distinguishing Melaleuca parvistaminea from M. ericifolia are discussed in Albrecht (1987).

Source: Spencer, R.D. (1996). Melaleuca. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Melaleuca
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Melaleuca parvistaminea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Melaleuca parvistaminea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory