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Taxon: Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L.

 
Genus: Melaleuca
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Melaleuceae
Nomen number: 23805
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2: 509; Mant. pl. 1:105. 1767
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • sometimes misspelled as "leucadendron"
  • • not the source of cajeput oil, although commonly cited as such
  • • non Melaleuca leucadendra auct. nonn. (= M. cajuputi Powell)
Name Verified on: 14-Dec-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials: wood

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Papua Barat] Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Maluku]

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Blake, S. T. 1968. A revision of Melaleuca leucadendron and its allies (Myrtaceae). Contr. Queensland Herb. 1:17-22. Note: lists as "leucadendron"
  3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948-1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials.
  4. 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. 12:887.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  9. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976) Note: lists as "leucadendron"
  10. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  11. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  12. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand. Note: mentions

Check other web resources for Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L. :

  • 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 leucadendra 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23805. Accessed 17 October 2019.