||Melaleuca viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Byrnes ,Melaleuca viminalis var. minor Byrnes , Metrosideros viminalis Sol. ex Gaertn.
||Red - Pink
|English / Trade Name
||Weeping bottlebrush, Creek bottlebrush, Red Bottlebrush, Drooping Bottlebrush
|Vernacular /Local Name
||The flowers are followed by persistent woody capsules
||It mostly grows in and along watercourses, mainly in sandstone or granite country.
||Occurs along the eastern part of Queensland from the Cape York Peninsula south to Moree and Grafton in New South Wales.
||dark, hard, fibrous, rough, furrowed.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park , Sector 2, Sector 15, Sector 29
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Tree up to 35 metres, bark hard, fibrous, furrowed with pendulous branches. Leaves arranged alternate, lanceolate. Flowers are in scarlet spikes 4-10cm long, producing persistent woody capsules. Fruits are 5-6 mm in diameter and the seed is held for a few seasons.
||The leaves of are lanceolate 3-6 mm wide by 40-70 mm long but northern forms have a more elliptical-shaped leaf.