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Melaleuca viridiflora Sol ex. Gaertn.
Broad-leaved Paperbark
This tree grows in swampy areas in northern Australia.
There are separate  trees with  creamy white and red flowers. The forms grow together as shown below.





  Melaleuca viridiflora Melaleuca viridiflora  
   
  Description:Flowers - red form Description:Flowers - white form  
  Location:Biboohra,  North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.3030S, 14525.8594E GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E  
  Date of photo:30 March 2018 Date of photo:30 March 2018  
  Field No.:6425 Field No.:6421  
       
  Melaleuca viridiflora Melaleuca viridiflora
 
  Description:Flowers - red form Description:Flowers and leaves  
  Location:Mareeba Wetlands,  North Queensland Location:Mareeba Wetlands,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚55.1440S, 14521.0710E GPS coordinates:16˚55.1440S, 14521.0710E  
  Date of photo:13 April 2008 Date of photo:13 April 2008  
  Field No.:U988 Field No.:U988
       
  Melaleuca viridiflora Melaleuca viridiflora  
   
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers - white form  
  Location:Mareeba Wetlands,  North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚55.1440S, 14521.0710E GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E  
  Date of photo:13 April 2008 Date of photo:30 March 2018  
  Field No.:U988 Field No.:6421  
       
  Melaleuca viridiflora Melaleuca viridiflora  
   
  Description:Leaf - upper surface Description:Leaf - underside  
  Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland  
GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E
  Date of photo:30 March 2018 Date of photo:30 March 2018  
Field No.:6421 Field No.:6421
       
       
   
  Description:Papery bark Description:Tree in swampy habitat - white form  
  Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E  
  Date of photo:30 March 2018 Date of photo:30 March 2018  
Field No.:6421 Field No.:6421
       
   
  Description:Flowers - red form Description:Both colour forms growing together  
  Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland Location:Emerald Creek, Mareeba,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E GPS coordinates:16˚56.2116S, 14525.8060E  
  Date of photo:30 March 2018 Date of photo:30 March 2018  
  Field No.:6421 Field No.:6421  
       

 

References (accessed 20 January 2018):

Craven, L.A. & Lepschi, B.J. (1999), Enumeration of the species and infraspecific taxa of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) occurring in Australia and Tasmania.
Australian Systematic Botany 12(6):
891

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Melaleuca_viridiflora.htm


Williams, K.A.W. (1980),
Native Plants of Queensland  1:
192

Byrnes, N.B. (1986), A revision of Melaleuca L. (Myrtaceae) in northern and eastern Australia, 3.
Austrobaileya 2(3):
258-260

http://anpsa.org.au/m-vir.html

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