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Mallee Honey-myrtle photos

Scientific Name:Melaleuca brevifolia
Mallee Honey-myrtle - leaves
Mallee Honey-myrtle - stems
Photo: A J Brown

Other Common Names:

Short-leaf Honey-myrtle, d’Altons Melaleuca


Native to South Australia and Victoria

Plant Description:

Straggling shrub to 2.5 m high with rough, corky bark. Leaves often in pairs but not decussate,
linear to oblanceolate, 3–7 mm long, 1–2 mm wide with a blunt apex. Flower clusters, white to yellowish, 6-11 mm wide, on previous seasons growth. Fruit capsules wrinkled, corky and warty, 4-6 mm wide.


Occasional, fringing swamps, lakes and streams in heathlands and shrublands. Sometimes on edges of saltland.

RegionSalinity ClassWaterlogging Class
Mallee, Loddon Murray, WimmeraS0, S1, S2W1, W2


A key to the more common
Melaleuca species on waterlogged and saline land can be accessed here – Key to Melaleuca.

Malleey Honey-myrtle photos
Mallee Honey-myrtle - leaf
Mallee Honey-myrtle - leaves
Photo: A J Brown
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