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Id this tree

Postby Keels » May 26th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Hi guys,

I was out and about walking through the bush and i came along this tree/shrub. There weren't many around the area i could see.

Anyone know what species this is?
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Re: Id this tree

Postby shibui » May 26th, 2019, 4:31 pm

The seed capsules indicate Melaleuca I think. Not sure which species are native to Canberra area.
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Re: Id this tree

Postby shibui » May 26th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Just checked plantnet database and can only see one Mel in the area - Melaleuca parvistaminea. Leaves look similar to your photo so likely that's the one.
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Melaleuca~parvistaminea
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Re: Id this tree

Postby Keels » May 26th, 2019, 5:06 pm

[quote="shibui"]Just checked plantnet database and can only see one Mel in the area - Melaleuca parvistaminea. Leaves look similar to your photo so likely that's the one.


Thanks Shibui. I reckon thats spot on the money. I knew either you or sno would be able to help :D

Im going to see if i can grow some from seed. See how i go i guess.
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Re: Id this tree

Postby Rare plant Pat » May 26th, 2019, 5:55 pm

can be mistaken for M. ericifolia which differs in having a definite suckering habit and corky-papery bark and a shorter and wider flower. M. parvistaminea has hard bark, should have flowers about 3x1cm and flowers June-July, so should be showing flowers now. Ericifolia flowers Sept-Nov.
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Re: Id this tree

Postby Keels » May 26th, 2019, 8:31 pm

Rare plant Pat wrote:can be mistaken for M. ericifolia which differs in having a definite suckering habit and corky-papery bark and a shorter and wider flower. M. parvistaminea has hard bark, should have flowers about 3x1cm and flowers June-July, so should be showing flowers now. Ericifolia flowers Sept-Nov.



:lost: that has completely confused me now. Lol im now 50 50 on either.
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