Taxon: Leptospermum scoparium J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Genus: Leptospermum
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Leptospermeae
Nomen number: 21827
Place of publication: Char. gen. pl. 72, t. 36, fig. 1. 1776
Comment: for date of publication see New Zealand J. Bot. 51:252-263. 2013
Name Verified on: 15-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Feb-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 40 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Phytochemistry 65:1255-1264. 2004)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Tasmania, - New South Wales, - Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand - Chatham Islands, - North Island, - South Island, - Stewart Island

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Douglas, M. H. et al. 2004. Essential oils from New Zealand manuka: triketone and other chemotypes of Leptospermum scoparium (Phytochemistry) 65:1255-1264.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. 1990-1993 (F NSWales)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Thompson, J. 1989. A revision of the genus Leptospermum (Myrtaceae) (Telopea) 3:415.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Willis, J. H. A handbook to plants in Victoria. 1970-1972 (F VictWillis)

Check other web resources for Leptospermum scoparium J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Leptospermum scoparium cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image