Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales), trop. Africa (introduced), Pakistan (introduced) as per Catalogue of Life;
commonly known as: cannon ball tree • Bengali: kaman gola • Dutch: bosch kalabas • French: bala de cañón • German: Brasilianische wildkirsche • Hindi: नागलिंग nagalinga, तोप गोला tope gola • Kannada: లింగద మర lingada mara, నాగలింగమ nagalingam • Marathi: कैलासपती kailasapati • Portuguese: castanha de macaco • Spanish: coco de mono • Tamil: நாகலிங்கம் naagalingam • Telugu: naagalingam, naagamalli, mallikarjuna ;


amituid 30072012 01:
Sending photos of some Callistemon sp. growing as ornamental in gardens at Pantnagar University, Uttarakhand. Pls help in possible id of this species

I think Melaleuca bracteata ???

Yes Sir, the plants resemble to M. bracteata

Ornamental plants – II from Guwahati : ID pl.:
Attached images are ornamental plants. Please ID for it.
Date :26/11/12
Location: Guwahati, [Dist- Kamrup(Rural)]
Habitat: Grows on garden
Habit :Shrub

Is it a var. of Mellaluca– known as Golden Bottlebrush in Delhi?

Looks like Melaleuca bracteata golden crest/ Golden bottle brush. But one has to check / compare the floral and vegetative characters of the species before confirmation.

this is Melaleuca bracteata

Golden bottle brush

Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Myrtaceae : Melaleuca bracteata : Golden Bottle-brush : Delhi : 21DEC14 : AK-62 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Melaleuca bracteata with Golden foliage, id confirmed by ….
Seen in a private garden in Delhi on 16/3/13.

Melaleuca bracteata F. Muell. or M. decora (Salisb.) Britten pl. validate
Photographed from Herbal Garden Delhi 

very nice to see it
an important source of tea tree oil

For me it is Melaleuca bracteata only. I have this tree in my house but it has not flowered.

Images by tspkumar 



92-TSP-ID-28-JUL2016-2: A Myrtaceae sp @ Bangalore for ID : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this tree belonging to Myrtaceae. 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Cultivated, Ornamental 

Sighting: Bangalore, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 08-03-2016

Perhaps Callistemon pallidus

Thanks, … Do you have an habit picture ? Was it at Lalbagh ?

Yes … it was at LBG… forgot to mention….. But I do not have more images

Forwarding a habit picture as desired by you
Image dt 08-03-2016 @ Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

From images of Callistemon pallidus at the following, it does not seem to match:

Seems to be some species of Callistemon.

To me it looks close to Melaleuca bracteata of Myrtaceae.
A picture of the tree could have helped.
I have seen and photographed the above at Lalbagh.

Thanks … I endorse your views. I have uploaded the habitat image as a supplement  in this thread on … request. Kindly examine the image…..or else I will upload again for your reference.

Thanks … for the habit image. It does look like Melaleuca bracteata to me.

Need help in identifying this ornamental tree – seen in corporate real estate in Bangalore – Thanks in advance! : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1) – 1 Mb.
Need help in identifying this ornamental tree – seen in corporate real estate in Bangalore – Thanks in advance!

Though a distant shot, yet I can guess, Melaleuca sp.

Melaleuca bracteata Golden bottle brush


Calliandra species for ID – 181012 – RK:
Photographed at Lalbagh, Bangalore – 15/10/12 – 10.30am. First time seeing this in profuse bloom:) Request ID.

I meant Callistemon species! I make this mistake frequently.Please excuse…

Callistemon sieberi DC

Stamens are occurring in bundles, suggestive of Melaleuca and not Callistemon

Looks like one of the Melaleuca species

Melaleuca armillaris, (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Sm. <=> Bracelet Honey Myrtle Tree
Is this the above one?

I had photographed the same flower in Lalbagh during visit to Bangalore in July.
Since light was very less and branches were swaying in the breeze, I couldn’t get reasonably good pictures.
So I did not post them on our group.
On searching in flowersofindia.net, where I generally search for common names, I found Melaleuca bracteata to be the closest to my flower. Common name Golden Bottle Brush.
Kindly have a look and confirm if its the same.

I think close to images at Melaleuca bracteata F.Muell. as pointed out by …

Requesting to please ID this tree captured in the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty in November 2013.
The placard states Melaleuca leucadendron. However, I think, the leaves don’t match the images in efi.
Requested to please ID.

Pics. very less clarity …

Attaching a cropped pic if that helps.
Attachments (1)

Appears close to images at Melaleuca bracteata F.Muell.
Pl. check.




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