Melaleuca linariifolia / Snow in Summer

This paperbark tree is one of a few small trees in the middle storey of Tumbi Wetlands. It 05/grow to 8 metres high but few are that high here. Its narrow pointed leaves are softer than those of the more abundant Melaleuca nodosa. In late 10/to 11/it produces a mass of unusual-looking white flowers. Their appearance is largely determined by the large bundle of 30 or more stamens in each flower. All of these melaleucas recovered or germinated after the fire in 12/2005; 10/2009 is the first time their flowers have been seen – since then. It is known as Budjur by the Gadigal people. Created: 11/2/2007
Modified on … 10/23/2009

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