Wongan Melaleuca  |  

Melaleuca sciotostyla

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

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).

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).