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  Callistemon citrinus
  Citation:  Callistemon citrinus (Curt.) Skeels, U.S. Dept. Agric. Bur.Pl.Ind., Bull. 282: 49. 1913; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 108. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 161. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 118. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 290. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 365. 2009. Metrosideros citrina Curt., Bot. Mag. 8, t.260. 1794. Metrosideros lanceolata Smith, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 272. 1797. Callistemon lanceolatus (Smith) Sweet, Fl. Austral. sub. t. 29. 1828.
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  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Australian bottle brush, Bottle brush
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark dark brown, vertically striated; blaze pink changing to reddish-brown; branches drooping; young shoots silky tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, crowded towards the tip of branchlets; petiole 2-4 mm long, flattened, villous when young; lamina 3-7 x 0.4-0.9 cm, elliptic-lanceolate or lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute, margin entire, ciliate, when young, glabrous when mature, coriaceous, glandular punctate; lateral nerves faint, more or less distinctly pinnate. Flowers bisexual 2-2.5 cm long, red, in spikes; calyx 4-5 mm long, adnate to ovary, pubescent; lobes 5, margin ciliate; petals 5, 4-6 x 4 mm, greenish, concave, obtuse, glandular, deciduous; stamens many, connate at base, up to 2 cm long; filaments red, exserted; anthers very small, versatile; ovary inferior, 3-celled, ovules many, placentation axile; style terminal, red, upto 2 cm long; stigma simple. Fruiting calyx not much enlarged, the truncate orifice usually open.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native in East Australia; widely cultivated
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Parambikulam
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