Melaleuca squarrosa

Common name: 

Scented Paperbark

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp, peaty soils near streams and swamps. Is found around Tidal River and Telegraph Track1

Flower description:

Yellow

Habit:

Shrub or tree to 10 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are decussate (successive leaf pairs are at right angles to the last pair) and have 5-7 veins2

Images:
Image of Melaleuca squarrosa
Image of Melaleuca squarrosa
Image of Melaleuca squarrosa Image: Mike Bayly
Image of Melaleuca squarrosa Image: Mike Bayly
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria