Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Calytrix microcoma

Turkey Bush

Myrtaceae

Form and Size: An open, spreading, bushy shrub, 1-4m high

 Distribution: Northern areas of Qld, NT and WA;
often on poor soils and disturbed areas and as an under storey plant in open woodlands

 Leaves: Scale-like, 3-sided, densely packed and overlapping, dark green, 0.2cm x 0.1cm.

 Bark: Grey, rough, flaky

Flowers: Deep pink to mauve, star-like, clustered toward the ends of branches, about 2.5cm diameter,
calyx tube about 1-1.5cm long

Flowering Period: April to October

 Fruit: A small nut in the calyx tube

 Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cutting
Has not proved easy to grow in cultivation
Found in the wild on disturbed areas and poor, eroded soils, often in pure stands
Perhaps we try to treat it too well! 

 

Calytrix extipulata