Queensland Native Seeds

Melaleuca decora

Scientific NameMelaleuca decora
Common Name(s)White Feather Honey Myrtle


"Tall shrub or tree to 7 m high with fibrous-papery bark. Leaves alternate, flat, linear to narrow-elliptic, 8–18 mm long, 1–2 mm wide..." (PlantNet)

Melaleuca decora has a whitish papery bark and produces cream coloured flowers.


Melaeuca decora inhabits swamps and low lying areas in forests. Access for seed collection is very good. In our experience the seed yields are only worthwhile during or after higher rainfall years. Some use is made of this taxon in mining rehabilitation, mostly in NSW to date.

Historical Notes


Coastal and subcoastal New South Wales and Queensland however does not exend far inland.

References and Related Links

PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au [Accessed: Dec 26, 2020]