OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Melaleuca quinquenervia   FAMILY Myrtaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melaleuca quinquenervia   FAMILY Myrtaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Myrtaceae in the southeastern US (Wilson, 1960)
Melaleuca leucodendron

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Melaleuca leucadendra

 

COMMON NAME:
Paperbark Tree , Meleleuca, Punktree


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image of Melaleuca quinquenervia, Paperbark Tree , Meleleuca, Punktree

W.D. Brush / USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_mele_002_lvp

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Melaleuca quinquenervia   FAMILY Myrtaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melaleuca quinquenervia   FAMILY Myrtaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Myrtaceae in the southeastern US (Wilson, 1960)
Melaleuca leucodendron

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Melaleuca leucadendra

 

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4148

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Australia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Habitat: Wetlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have short petioles.
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
Numerous stamens

Flowers in showy 1-3" bottlebrush-like spikes at branch tips

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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