Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake (ITIS)
Melaleuca, punktree, naiouli, cajeput tree, paper bark, broadleaf paper bark, broadleaf teatree, paperbark teatree, bottlebrush tree
Australia (Turner et al. 1997)
Early 1900s (Turner et al. 1997)
Used as an ornamental and for erosion control (Turner et al. 1997)
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)
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Center, T.D., M.F. Purcell, P.D. Pratt, et al. 2012. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader. BioControl 57:151–165.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Melaleuca quinquenervia. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
Turner, C., T. Center, D. Burrows, et al. 1997. Ecology and management of Melaleuca quinquenervia, an invader of wetlands in Florida, U.S.A. Wetlands Ecology and Management 5:165–178.