Genus: Callistemon R. Br.

Sometimes included in: Melaleuca L.

Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Melaleuceae
Common names: bottlebrush
Genus number: 1901
Last updated: 27-Jan-2009
Accession Count: 103

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for  genus:

  • Brown, G. K. et al. 2001. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Melaleuca, Callistemon and related genera (Myrtaceae). Austral. Syst. Bot. 14:565-585.
  • Craven, L. A. 2006. New combinations in Melaleuca for Australian Species of Callistemon (Myrtaceae). (Novon) 16:468-475.
  • Craven, L. A. & J. W. Dawson 1998. Callistemon of New Caledonia transferred to Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). (Adansonia) 20:191-194.
  • Edwards, R. D. et al. 2010. Melaleuca revisited: cpDNA and morphological data confirm that Melaleuca L. (Myrtaceae) is not monophyletic. (Taxon) 59:744-754.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist of Myrtaceae. 2008. (L Myrtaceae)
  • International Society for Horticultural Science International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource).. (ICRA)
  • Ladiges, P. Y. et al. 1999. Phylogeny of Melaleuca, Callistemon, and related genera of the Beaufortia suballiance (Myrtaceae) based on 5S and ITS-1 spacer regions of nrDNA. (Cladistics) 15:151-172.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image