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Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles at Point Hut Pond

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Melaleuca decussata at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2015
Melaleuca decussata at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2015
Melaleuca decussata at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2015
Melaleuca decussata at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2015
Melaleuca decussata at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2015

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Author's notes

A Melaleuca species, apparently planted.

4 comments

wrote:
   24 Dec 2015
The only eastern Melaleuca even possible is Melaleuca squarrosa. I do not think it is that. Does anyone have access to planting records for this site? That may give a clue.
wrote:
   26 Dec 2015
Michael I think this is your Melaleuca decussata again - only a few Melaleuca' s have the swollen stem, totem poles seed head arrangement
wrote:
   27 Dec 2015
Hi Michael M. I think you are right and have confirmed your suggestion. I have added another photo which shows the fruit at different stages of maturity. See: http://canberranaturemap.org/Community/Sightings/Details/1974298
wrote:
   27 Dec 2015
Also, an interesting quote: "It is an adaptable shrub, grown in many parts of Australia for its attractive foliage but is regarded as an environmental weed in parts of Victoria." From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melaleuca_decussata

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Paropsisterna octosignata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb Cordyline Sp. (Cordyline) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb Melaleuca decussata (Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb Oenothera lindheimeri (Clockweed) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015 by michaelb Cordyline Sp. (Cordyline) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 by michaelb Belenois java (Caper White) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 by michaelb Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb Geranomyia sp. (genus) cnm1 (A limoniid crane fly) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb Correa reflexa var. reflexa (Common Correa, Native Fuchsia) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca (Wild Sage) at Point Hut Pond - 21 May 2015 by michaelb Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 11 Apr 2015 by michaelb
Paropsisterna octosignata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb
Cordyline Sp. (Cordyline) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Melaleuca decussata (Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Oenothera lindheimeri (Clockweed) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Cordyline Sp. (Cordyline) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Belenois java (Caper White) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Geranomyia sp. (genus) cnm1 (A limoniid crane fly) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Correa reflexa var. reflexa (Common Correa, Native Fuchsia) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca (Wild Sage) at Point Hut Pond - 21 May 2015 by michaelb
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 11 Apr 2015 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Nov 2015 Recorded on
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