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Genus: Callistemon R. Br.

Sometimes included in: Melaleuca L.

Family: Myrtaceae subfamily Myrtoideae tribe Melaleuceae
Common name: bottlebrush
Genus number: 1901
Last updated: 27-Jan-2009

List of Species Records in GRIN.
Complete List of Names from World Checklist Project of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

References for genus:

  • Brown, G. K. et al. 2001. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Melaleuca, Callistemon and related genera (Myrtaceae). Austral. Syst. Bot. 14:565–585.
  • Craven, L. A. 2006. New combinations in Melaleuca for Australian Species of Callistemon (Myrtaceae). Novon 16:468–475. [= Melaleuca L.].
  • Craven, L. A. & J. W. Dawson. 1998. Callistemon of New Caledonia transferred to Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). Adansonia 20:191–194. [= Melaleuca L.].
  • Edwards, R. D. et al. 2010. Melaleuca revisited: cpDNA and morphological data confirm that Melaleuca L. (Myrtaceae) is not monophyletic. Taxon 59:744–754. [nested in Melaleuca L.; the preferred alternative is that all currently recognized genera of Melaleuceae to be synonymized under Melaleuca].
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae. (L Myrtaceae)
  • Ladiges, P. Y. et al. 1999. Phylogeny of Melaleuca, Callistemon, and related genera of the Beaufortia suballiance (Myrtaceae) based on 5S and ITS-1 spacer regions of nrDNA. Cladistics 15:151–172.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Check other nomenclature databases for Callistemon:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Callistemon cultivars



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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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