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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. Last Changed: 27-Nov-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 14 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Irian Jaya] Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Moluccas]

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Blake, S. T. 1968. A revision of Melaleuca leucadendron and its allies (Myrtaceae) Contr. Queensland Herb. 1:17-22.
  3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM)
  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. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  9. Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  10. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  11. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  12. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  13. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  14. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23805. Accessed 13 December 2018.