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Genus :

CALLISTEMON

Family :

MYRTACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Shrubs or trees. Bark very rough, hard, greyish-brown. Leaves shortly petiolate, narrow, leathery, clustered near the ends of the twigs. Flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes, bracts deciduous, pubescent. Sepals 5, tube subglobose or globose, hairy. Petals 5, spreading, deciduous. Stamens many, spreading, red. Carpels 3, united, ovary 3-celled, ovules many in each cell, styles fusiform, stigmas usually capitate. Fruit a cup-shaped capsule, ovoid, woody, truncate and contracted at the apex, opening by small loculicidal slits at the apex.