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Melaleuca bracteata
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: 10 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Melaleuca monticola J. M. Black

Common name(s): [more details]

English: black teatree, bracteate honey myrtle, mock olive, prickly-leaf teatree, river teatree, white cloudtree

Habit:  shrub/tree

Description:  "Shrub or tree to 15 m high with hard, fissured bark. Leaves alternate, narrow-ovate to ovate, 10-28 mm long, 1.5-3 mm wide, 5-11-veined, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous or occasionally pubescent; sessile. Inflorescences few- to many-flowered spikes 1.5-3.5 cm long; rachis pubescent. Flowers solitary or in threes within each bract, white. Petals ± circular, 1.5-2 mm long. Stamens 16-25 per bundle; claw 3-4 mm long. Fruit subglobose, 2-3 mm in diameter, orifice c. 2 mm in diameter; sepals persistent"  (New South Wales PlantNET).

Habitat/ecology:  "Along watercourses or on heavier inland soils in depressions"  (New South Wales PlantNET).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Australia (New South Wales PlantNET); also cultivated (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.) (1930) (voucher ID: BISH 60077)
Taxon name on voucher: Melaleuca bracteata 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)
South Australia, Western Australia
Australia
Australia (continental)
New South Wales native
National Herbarium of New South Wales (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Northern Territory native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) introduced
invasive
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Java
Naturalized
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 59)
Cultivated only
United States (west coast)
United States (west coast states)
USA (California) introduced
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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This page was created on 24 APR 2010 and was last updated on 20 MAY 2013.