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Melaleuca decora

Bewong, NSW

Melaleuca decora at Bewong, NSW - 18 Oct 2019
Melaleuca decora at Bewong, NSW - 18 Oct 2019
Melaleuca decora at Bewong, NSW - 18 Oct 2019
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Melaleuca decora 22 Oct 2019 NicholasdeJong
Melaleuca decora 22 Oct 2019 NicholasdeJong

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Author's notes

I have never seen this group of trees flowering. Distributed in an unenviable location along the highway margin. Taller than M. ericifolia in wetter adjacent ground.

4 comments

plants wrote:
   22 Oct 2019
Leaves are not biconvex.
Perhaps Melaleuca decora (although rather to far south?).
   22 Oct 2019
Thanks 'Plants'. I never considered M. decora. Leaves are nothing like biconvexa - what was I thinking??
   22 Oct 2019
I have left this sighting as a suggestion after looking at M. decora, which the leaves fit well. Can it be confirmed without flowers or fruit, given your concerns about location too far south?
plants wrote:
   22 Oct 2019
The five species of tree Melaleuca in the region can all be identified by their leaves only.
I would not be that surprised that M. decora turned up in that area (I think the most southern I know is north of Jervis Bay.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 18 Oct 2019 10:02 AM Recorded on
  • NicholasdeJong Recorded by

Additional information

  • False In flower

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