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Melaleuca cajuputi, Melaleuca leucadendron , Cajuput Tree, Swamp Tea-tree

Melaleuca cajuputi, Melaleuca leucadendron

Cajuput Tree, Swamp Tea-tree
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Indonesia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Evergreen shrub or usually single-stemmed tree with an extensive root system, sometimes with aerial adventitious roots. Bark layered, fibrous and papery, grey to white.

Within the complex, M. cajuputi is most closely related to M. viridiflora and M. quinquenervia. M. quinquenervia is like M. cajuputi but its old leaves are not conspicuously dotted with glands, not thin-textured and have obscure reticulations.


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