Australian Native Plants

  Hypocalymma xanthopetalum (Golden-flowered Myrtle)


Hypocalymma xanthopetalum photo
Hypocalymma xanthopetalum, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hypocalymma xanthopetalum in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Golden-flowered Myrtle

Description
The Golden-flowered Myrtle is a small, spreading shrub with small, oval leaves about 10mm long. It produces clusters of fragrant bright yellow flowers along the stems in late winter and spring. The 10mm flowers grow from the leaf axils. Hypocalymma xanthopetalum makes an attractive garden plant. The Hypocalymma genus contains about twenty nine species found only in Western Australia.

Height
0.5m - 1.5m

Spread
1m - 1.5m

Habitat
Open forest and woodland

Propagation
Propagation can be carried out from seed and, based on experience with the related H.angustifolium, improved germination may be achieved using smoked water. Propagation from cuttings is the preferred method and cuttings strike readily from hardened, current season's growth.

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
south-west of Western Australia.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Hypocalymma
Species:xanthopetalum
Common Name:Golden-flowered Myrtle