Taxon: Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel

Genus: Melaleuca
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Melaleuceae
Nomen number: 402629
Place of publication: J. Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 58:195. 1924
Name Verified on: 14-Dec-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils (fide Bottlebrush; Pl Res SEAs 19:179. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland


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  • American Herbal Products Association Herbs of commerce. 1992 (Herbs Commerce)
  • Chopra, D. & D. Simon The Chopra Center herbal handbook: forty natural prescriptions for perfect health. 2000 (Chopra Herbal)
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  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
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  • Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. 1990-1993 (F NSWales)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:179.
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
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  • Wrigley, J. W. & M. Fagg Bottlebrushes, paperbarks and tea trees. 1993 (Bottlebrush) 8-10.

Check other web resources for Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Melaleuca alternifolia 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.