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Melaleuca nesophila
F.Muell., Myrtaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 8 (Go to the risk assessment)

Common name(s): [more details]

English: mauve honey myrtle

Habit:  shrub

Description:  "Leaves alternate, obovate-oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 1-2(-4) cm long, 3-9 mm wide, rounded and sometimes mucronulate at the apex, conspicuously wrinkled but nervation often scarcely visible. Flowers in terminal heads 1.8-2.5 cm diameter, usually overtopped by outgrowing leafy axes after anthesis. Petals ± 2 mm long, scarious. Staminal claws about same length with 10-15 pink, lavender or purple-red filaments. Shrub 1-7 m tall, ± glabrous." (Flora of Tropical East Africa in JStor Global Plants entry for Melaleuca nesophila)

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Western Australia (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1941) (voucher ID: BISH 60084)
Taxon name on voucher: Melaleuca nesophila F.Muell.
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Western Australia


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This page was created on 13 DEC 2008 and was last updated on 16 MAY 2017.