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tea tree

any of various myrtaceous trees of the genus Leptospermum, of Australia and New Zealand, that yield an oil used as an antiseptic
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tea tree

A disinfectant 30 times more powerful than carbolic acid. Dissolves pus and inhibits bacterial growth. Used externally as anti-fungal and antiseptic for parasites, skin diseases, wounds, acne, ringworm, athlete’s foot. Few drops in water for gargling, mouth and gum cleansing, vaginal cleansing of candida etc. Not recommended taken internally. Long thin leaves, white flowers in spikes, cup-shaped fruit.
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In the control quadrat, the mature Coast Tea-tree reached 4 m in height, bare ground was 20% and litter 70%.
The primary value of the trial is that detailed observations were made so that we have a measure of the effect of the treatments on the invasion of Coast Tea-tree, on species richness, on weeds and on two orchid species, one of which is a known fire response species and one which is rare.
Mature Coast Tea-tree does not burn easily because there is so little fuel underneath the canopy; slashing prepares a fuel load that will burn readily.
After germination it takes only four years before Coast Tea-tree plants flower and set seed (M Ellis pers.