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Melaleuca

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Melaleuca
Melaleuca, plants - Photo by Min B. Rayamajhi; USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Scientific Name: 

Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake (ITIS)

Common Name: 

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

Native To: 

Australia (Turner et al. 1997)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 

Early 1900s (Turner et al. 1997)

Means of Introduction: 

Used as an ornamental and for erosion control (Turner et al. 1997)

Impact: 

Degrades wetlands in several ways, including altering fire regimes, water table depth, vertical structure of plant communities, recruitment of native species, and light availability (Center et al. 2012)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.

Federally Regulated

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Includes species 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.

Images

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Videos

Google. YouTube; University of Florida. IFAS. Lee County Extension.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Melaleuca.

Partnership

USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; California Department of Food and Agriculture.

IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

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)

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Federal Government
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.

USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Academic

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.

Electronic Data Information Source - publication resources
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

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

Citations