Melaleuca fluviatalis Myrtaceae

Paper Barked Tea-Tree

Form and Size: Shrub or tree to 30m with weeping branches and foliage

Distribution: Widespread throughout eastern tropical Queensland and NT, on watercourses

Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire and narrowly elliptic
Five to seven parallel veins

 Bark: Thickly layered and papery

Flowers: Spikes to 5cm wide, of yellowish or greenish tinted cream

Fruit: Woody cup shaped capsules, 0.3-0.5 by 0.3-0.6 cm