Melaleuca acuminata subsp. acuminata

Mallee Honey-myrtle

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 2 m high, glabrous; bark hard. Leaves decussate, narrowly elliptic, 5–10 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, mucronate, appearing 1-veined to faintly 3-veined, distinctly gland-dotted below; petiole 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence of 3–6 flowers in short lateral heads on old wood; axis glabrous. Flowers 1 per bract; bracts papery, triangular; stamens 8–17 per bundle, white, claw 2–5 mm long, free parts of filaments 2–3 mm long. Capsules smooth, subglobose, 3–4 mm wide with persistent blunt sepals.  Flowers spring.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occasional in mallee woodland and heath, mostly in sand or gravel, in the northwest of the State.

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 acuminata subsp. acuminata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Melaleuca acuminata subsp. acuminata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales