Callistemon subulatus Cheel

Dwarf Bottle-brush

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 50: 259 (1925) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Low, spreading shrub mostly to 1 m high; bark hard, dark, fissured; branches generally flexuous. Leaves densely arranged, linear to subulate or rarely terete, 2–4 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, shortly mucronate. Flower spikes 4–8 cm long, 4.0–4.5 cm wide generally with some leafy bracts; axis sparsely hairy or glabrous; hypanthium with or without hairs; stamens 15–20 mm long, filaments dark crimson, anthers dark purplish-red. Capsules 4–5 mm long and wide. Flowers mainly summer.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Mostly among rocks in watercourses, mostly from the Tambo River eastwards, but with an isolated westerly occurrence near Briagolong.

See note under C. genofluvialis.

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.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-23
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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 subulatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callistemon subulatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present cultivated

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory