Genus: Calothamnus Labill.

Possible synonym of: Melaleuca L.

Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Melaleuceae
Genus number: 1931
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 28 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: the Greek "thamnos" (bush, shrub) is masculine, therefore this generic name is masculine fide Shenzhen ICN Art. 62.2

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Edwards, R. D. et al. 2010. Melaleuca revisited: cpDNA and morphological data confirm that Melaleuca L. (Myrtaceae) is not monophyletic. Taxon 59:744-754. Note: nested in Melaleuca L.; the preferred alternative is that all currently recognized genera of Melaleuceae to be synonymized under Melaleuca
  2. Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae Note: accepts
  3. Hawkeswood, T. J. et al. 1991. One-sided bottlebrush Calothamnus: the 5-merous species. Austral. Pl. 16:95-104, 108-114. Note: accepts
  4. Hawkeswood, T. J. 1987. A taxonomic revision of the genus Calothamnus Labill. (Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae). Part. 1. The 4-merous species. Nuytsia 6:67-127. Note: accepts

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 2 April 2020.