Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Melaleuca diosmatifolia

Common name

Pink honeymyrtle



Where found

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:  (accessed 27 April 2021)