Melaleuca quinquenervia

paper bark, cajeput tree

  • Family Myrtaceae.
  • Native to Australia, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea.
  • Special areas in Hawaii: Tantalus, Kalopa.
  • Trees commonly used as windbreaks in Hawaii and for reforestation of degreaded and flooded areas. A medicinal oil is distilled from the leaves.
  • Weed Risk Assessment Score: 15 (HIGH RISK) NOT RECOMMENDED for introduction to new areas in Hawaii, especially near bodies of water. Chemical control methods available from Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas.

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