Asteromyrtus brassii

Asteromyrtus brassii

tree with fruit

(Brass’s Asteromyrtus)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Asteromyrtus brassii

Common name

Brass’s Asteromyrtus

Flower colour; life form

Red; small tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small tree is a native of Cape York Peninsula. Leaves are to 6 cm long and 12 mm wide, the main veins are longitudinal and more or less parallel to one another, oil glands are present. The red to dark pink flowers are arranged in clusters and are borne on the older branches. The stamens are fused into 5 bundles, about 4 mm of the top portion are free resulting in a brush-like appearance. The capsules are fused together to form a globose cluster.

Additional images

flower on trunk