Taxon: Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake

 
Genus: Melaleuca
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Melaleuceae
Nomen number: 105723
Place of publication: Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 69:76. 1958
Name Verified on: 14-Dec-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Dec-2004
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Econ Pl Aust; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Materials: essential oils (source of niaouli or gomen oil, substitute of cajeput oil fide Pl Res SEAs 19:127. 1999)
  • Materials: gum/resin (source of niaouli or gomen oil, substitute of cajeput oil fide Pl Res SEAs 19:127. 1999)
  • Materials: wood (source of niaouli or gomen oil, substitute of cajeput oil fide Pl Res SEAs 19:127. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Castanea 61:252. 1996; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • : Africa
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Philippines
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Northern South America: Guyana

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Austin, D. F. 1996. Book Review: CRC handbook of alternative cash crops Econ. Bot. 50:25.
  • Blake, S. T. & C. Roff The honey flora of south-eastern Queensland. 1958 (Honey F SE Queensl)
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Florida state list aquatic & wetland noxious weeds - from Department of Environmental Protection (on-line resource). (FL AquaNoxweed)
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • Craven, L. A. & B. J. Lepschi 1999. Enumeration of the species and infraspecific taxa of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) occurring in Australia and Tasmania Austral. Syst. Bot. 12:899.
  • Dray, F. A., Jr. et al. 2006. Invasion history of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake in Florida (Castanea) 71:210-225.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • 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)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:127, 131-135.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Serbesoff-King, K. 2003. Melaleuca in Florida: a literature review on the taxonomy, distribution, biology, ecology, economic importance and control measures J. Aquatic Pl. Managem. 41:98-112.
  • USDA National Agricultural Library National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). (Nat Invasive Sp Info)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wrigley, J. W. & M. Fagg Bottlebrushes, paperbarks and tea trees. 1993 (Bottlebrush)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Melaleuca quinquenervia 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.