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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
A genus of Australian plants, known botanically as Callistemon, and belongiug to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae). They take their name from the resemblance of the head of flowers to a bottle-brush. They are well known in cultivation as greenhouse shrubs; the flower owes its beauty to the numerous long thread-like stamens which far exceed the small petals. Callistemon salignus is a valuable hard wood.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Bottle-Brush Plants'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/b/bottle-brush-plants.html. 1910.