Plants of South Eastern New South Wales
Open forest, in areas subject to flooding. Widespread north of Milton.
Introduced shrub to 2 m high. Bark rough. Leaves aromatic when rubbed, scattered or alternating up the stems, usually 0.5–1.5 cm long, about 0.5 mm wide, more or less cylindrical, tips with a small abrupt point, surfaces hairless. Flower clusters many-flowered spikes 10–40 mm long. Individual flowers pink, with 5 petals each about 2 mm long. Stamens much longer than the petals. Flowers summer.
Native to Western Australia.
Was Melaleuca erubescens.
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Melaleuca~diosmatifolia (accessed 27 April 2021)
Author: Betty Wood.