Stiff Bottle-brush – Rigid Bottle-brush

Melaleuca linearis, commonly known as narrow-leaved bottlebrush, is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. It is a medium-sized shrub with narrow leaves with a rigid point, and red flower spikes in late spring or early summer.

Narrow-leaved bottlebrush
Narrow-leaved Bottlebrush flower (8349172340).jpg
Melaleuca linearis in the Royal National Park
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Melaleuca
M. linearis
Binomial name
Melaleuca linearis
  • Callistemon linearis (Schrad.] & J.C.Wendl.) Colvill ex Sweet
  • Metrosideros linearis (Schrad.] & J.C.Wendl.) Sm.
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