Backhousia citriodora



Backhousia citriodora (common names lemon myrtle, lemon scented myrtle, lemon ironwood) is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, genus Backhousia. It is endemic to subtropical rainforests of central and south-eastern Queensland, Australia, with a natural distribution from Mackay to Brisbane. It can reach 6 m in height, but is often smaller. The leaves are evergreen, opposite, lanceolate, 5–12cm long and 1.5–2.5 cm broad, glossy green, with an entire margin. The flowers

are creamy-white, 5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) in diameter, produced in clusters at the ends of the branches from summer through to autumn, after petal fall the calyx is persistent. Indigenous Australians have long used lemon myrtle, both in cuisine and as a healing plant.

166.00 Location C2 Latitude:  -38.4019440000000  Longitude: 146.050888000000

SKU: 166 TAG: Sensory plant

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