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  Melaleuca leucadendra
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L., Mant. Pl. 1: 105. 1767, "leucadendron". Myrtus leucadendra L., Herb. Amb. 9. 1754.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaipoothimaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 8 m high; bark spongy, peeling of in large sheets; young parts silky white tomentose; branches slender, pendulous. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered towards the tip, estipulate; petiole 4-7 mm, slender, flattened, silky tomentose; lamina 4-6 x 1-2 cm, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, silky tomentose when young, glabrous at maturity, glandular-punctate, coriaceous; 5-7-ribbed from the base, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, in terminal or subterminal spikes, solitary or 2-3 together; calyx tube urceolate, adnate to the ovary at the base, lobes 5, short, orbicular, scarious towards on the margins; petals 5, round, spreading; stamens many, united at the base into 5 bundles, each with 5-8 filaments; ovary inferior, 3-celled, ovules many; style terminal, filiform. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds many.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-November
  District(s): Wayanad, Malappuram, Ernakulam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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