New Combinations in Melaleuca for Australian Species of Callistemon (Myrtaceae)

  title={New Combinations in Melaleuca for Australian Species of Callistemon (Myrtaceae)},
  author={Lyn A. Craven},
ABSTRACT The Australian species of the bottlebrush genus Callistemon R. Brown are not sufficiently distinct from Melaleuca L. for Callistemon to be maintained as a separate genus. The primary character states used to justify maintenance of Callistemon are that its staminal filaments are free and not grouped. This breaks down as fused filaments in five groups, the defining features of Melaleuca, occur in some Callistemon species. Therefore, it is concluded that the two genera should be combined… 

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