Melaleuca sciotostyla, Family Myrtaceae, also known as the Wongan Melaleuca is a shrub growing up to 1.5 m tall. It has flat leaves 5Ð8 mm long and the inflorescence occurs at the tips of branches and usually consists of four flowers. The fruit is barrel-shaped and papery or somewhat corky (Barlow and Cowley, 1988).
Wongan Melaleuca |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Melaleuca sciotostyla
The main potential threats to Wongan Melaleuca include inappropriate fire regimes; water run off and soil deposition; roadworks; weed invasion and firebreak maintenance (Stack et al.; 2006).