Xanthostemon verticillatus

Xanthostemon verticillatus

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(Bloomfield Penda)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Xanthostemon verticillatus

Common name

Bloomfield Penda

Flower colour; life form

White; shrub

Campus

Cairns

Description

This native shrub from the Bloomfield River has been planted near E1. It is easily recognized by the firm, narrowly lanceolate leaves to 8 x 1.5 cm, which arise in whorls of 3. the leaf midrib is pale often with a pink tinge, some old red leaves may be present. Flowers and fruits are clustered in the upper axils. Flowers whitish with numerous stamens to 2 cm long; fruit is a woody capsule to 1 cm diameter. This shrubs adapts well to pruning. This species is also known in nurseries as White Penda.