Swamp Paperbark

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Melaleuca
Species: halmaturorum
Main Flower Colour: White


Melaleuca halmaturorum has two widely separated occurrences. In eastern Australia it is found in western Victoria and southeastern South Australia, including Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island [1]. In the south west of Western Australia it occurs mainly across the Avon Wheatbelt and Coolgardie regions. This species is usually a shrub or small tree to 8 m tall. It often forms thickets in swampy areas subject to waterlogging, including the fringes of salt lakes and samphire flats or near coastal dune systems. Soil types range from clays to loamy sands and are usually saline.

Flowering start in August and ends in October.


The main flower colour is white.


This species has excellent potential to remediate saline sites subject to waterlogging. The main benefits in planting M. halmaturorum is for the stablisation of saline discharge areas where it can also provide shelter and a windbreak. The extent of provenance variation in this species has not been documented but is likely to be substantial as natural populations occur across a range of different habitats and are regionally disjunct.


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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Isalnd

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