Taxon: Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L.

 
Genus: Melaleuca
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Melaleuceae
Nomen number: 23805
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:105. 1767
Comments:
  • • sometimes spelled "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. Last Changed: 28-Jan-2007
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 Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Materials: wood (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia - Moluccas
    • Papuasia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Blake, S. T. 1968. A revision of Melaleuca leucadendron and its allies (Myrtaceae) Contr. Queensland Herb. 1:17-22.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 1948-1976 (Wealth India RM)
  • 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.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)

Synonyms:

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.

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