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Melaleuca

Melaleuca

Scientific name: Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake (ITIS)

Common names: Melaleuca, punktree, naiouli, cajeput tree, paper bark, broadleaf paper bark, broadleaf teatree, paperbark teatree, bottlebrush tree

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Native To: Australia (Masterson 2007)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Early 1900s (Masterson 2007)

Means of Introduction: Used as an ornamental and for erosion control (Masterson 2007)

Impact: Crowds out native species (Masterson 2007)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Federally Regulated:

  • Listed as a Federal Noxious Weed under the Plant Protection Act, which makes it illegal in the U.S. to import or transport between States without a permit (USDA, APHIS - Noxious Weeds Program)

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Partnership

Texas Invasives Database - Melaleuca quinquenervia
TexasInvasives.org.

Invasive Species Compendium - Melaleuca quinquenervia
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Melaleuca quinquenervia (tree)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Government

Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake - Aquatic Plant Information System (APIS)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.

Melaleuca, Melaleuca quinquenervia: An Emerging Success (PDF | 283 KB)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Melaleuca quinquenervia
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

TAME Melaleuca
University of Florida. IFAS. TAME Melaleuca.
TAME Melaleuca (collaborative effort between U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, South Florida Water Management District, and others)

Australian Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca) - Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States (Aug 2002)
BugwoodWiki.
Published by: USDA. Forest Service. Publication FHTET-2002-04.

Melaleuca quinquenervia - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

PLANTS Database - Punktree
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory - Melaleuca quinquenervia
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.

State

Melaleuca - Weed Alert
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Academic

Melaleuca
University of Florida. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Melaleuca - Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Australian Paperbark (Melaleuca quinquenervia) - Introduced Species Summary Project
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

Professional

Melaleuca quinquenervia
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk.

Paperbark tree
Plant Conservation Alliance. Alien Plant Working Group.

Citations

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Melaleuca quinquenervia. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Masterson, J. 2007. Melaleuca quinquenervia. In: Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory. Smithsonian Marine Station.

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Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015
 
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