Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Callistemon viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G.Don

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Callistemon Species: Callistemon viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G.Don






Synonym Melaleuca viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Byrnes ,Melaleuca viminalis var. minor Byrnes ,  Metrosideros viminalis Sol. ex Gaertn. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Weeping bottlebrush Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Weeping bottlebrush, Creek bottlebrush, Red Bottlebrush, Drooping Bottlebrush Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Bottlebrush Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 800 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details The flowers are followed by persistent woody capsules
Habitat It mostly grows in and along watercourses, mainly in sandstone or granite country. Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Occurs along the eastern part of Queensland from the Cape York Peninsula south to Moree and Grafton in New South Wales. Bark Details 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 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
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. Leaf Details The leaves of are lanceolate 3-6 mm wide by 40-70 mm long but northern forms have a more elliptical-shaped leaf.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details