Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
South Australian Swamp Paperbark
Kangaroo Honey-myrtle, Salt Paper-Bark, Blistered Paper-Bark
The South Australian Swamp Paperbark is a shrub or tree growing to 8 m tall. It is slow growing and older plants often have an irregular crooked appearance. The bark is pale grey and papery. The leaves are narrow and grow 3 mm to 9 mm long and about 1 mm to 2 mm wide. The plant flowers in late winter and spring from August to October. The flowers are white or cream and produced in flower heads about 15 mm in diameter. The fruit capsules are about 5 mm in diameter.
swamps, waterlogged areas estuaries, coastal dunes
Melaleuca halmaturorum is found in southern parts of Western Australia, South Australia and western Victoria.
Height (m): 2 - 6
Spread (m): 2 - 6
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 350
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: spring, summer
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
|Common Name:||South Australian Swamp Paperbark|
Relatives in same Genus
see A-Z list for more ...