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mel·a·leu·ca

 (mĕl′ə-lo͞o′kə)
n.
Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Melaleuca, native chiefly to Australia, having aromatic leaves containing essential oils and usually papery white bark.

[New Latin, genus name : Greek melās, black (probably from the black trunks or the black inner bark of some melaleuca species ) + Greek leukos, white; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

melaleuca

(ˌmɛləˈluːkə)
n
(Plants) any shrub or tree of the mostly Australian myrtaceous genus Melaleuca, found in sandy or swampy regions
[C19: New Latin, from Greek melas black + leukos white, from its black trunk and white branches]
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We obtained less effective results with Pelargonium graveolens and few results (additive effect: FICI >0.5) for Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil.
Here it's a weed, one of Australia's worst, an invasive species bullying the marshy ecosystems of Queensland by growing so fast, tall, and thick, it's driving out beloved natives like melaleuca trees.
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Early colonial botanists described a wide variety of medicinal uses by Aboriginals of plants from the genera Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Acacia and Eremophila among others, and early European settlers began to use several of the plants already in use by Aborigines as well as adapting plant extracts, particularly essential oils, to new purposes after comparison with their own European plants.
One of the more visual problems facing them is that a species of Melaleuca is threatening to colonise the site where they occur and shade out their food plant.
Florymulch is a good commercial product made from the invasive and undesirable melaleuca tree.
Lemongrass and melaleuca alternifolia can be useful in helping to eliminate environmental mold.
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Tea tree oil, distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant found in Australia, is a complex substance made up of almost 50 chemical compounds.The oil is pale yellow and has a pungent medicinal smell, which does not lend to its use as a fragrance.