Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Callistemon viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G.Don

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Callistemon Species: Callistemon viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G.Don






Synonym Melaleuca viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Byrnes
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Bottlebrush Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Creek bottlebrush, Red Bottlebrush, Drooping Bottlebrush Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Barap lei Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 800 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details The flowers are followed by persistent woody capsules
Habitat Occurs along watercourses mainly in sandstone or granite country. Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Native to east coast of Australia from Cape York to north-east New South Wales and exotic to India Bark Details Dark, hard, fibrous, rough, furrowed
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species It is a multi-trunked, large shrub or tree with hard bark, often pendulous foliage and large numbers of bright red bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer Leaf Details The leaves of are lanceolate 3-6 mm wide by 40-70 mm long but northern forms have a more elliptical-shaped leaf

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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