Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
Melaleuca nesophila
Distribution: Endemic species of Australia, from an area near Albany in Western Australia. The genus Melaleuca contains 236 species, all of which occur in Australia. About 230 species are endemic to Australia, the few remaining species occur in Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.
Ecology: Grows in bush of coastal areas.
Description: Large shrub of 3–5 metres in both height and width. The leaves are elliptical in shape and about 2,5 cm long. The flowers occur in globular shaped clusters of about 2,5 cm diameter at the ends of the branches. The flowers are purple with yellow-tipped stamens. Flowers from August to January (Australia). Brown seed capusules persist on tree year-round.
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Photos: 15. 6. 2006 (Spain, the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Tafira, Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo).