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melaleuca

any shrub or tree of the mostly Australian myrtaceous genus Melaleuca, found in sandy or swampy regions
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In this study we investigated a synergistic effect between the essential oils Origanum vulgare, Pelargonium graveolens and Melaleuca alternifolia and the antifungal compound Nystatin.
Its killer winds tore up the Everglades' signature sloughs and saw-grass prairies, felling native vegetation and implanting the wracked landscape with tiny seeds of the invasive Australian melaleuca--a lot of seeds, it turns out, since a mature melaleuca can produce more than a million of them per year.
[Antimicrobial effects of tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) on oral microorganisms].
Many different plants of the genera Melaleuca and Leptospermum have been referred to as tea trees perhaps because of the brown colour they impart to water due largely to tannins in the bark.
Since then, numerous federal and state attempts to control melaleuca have met with little success, efforts that range from spraying with defoliants to clearing with bulldozers and burning.
THE Melaleuca alternifolia plant was traditionally used by Aborigines to treat cuts, wounds and skin infections, by making mudpacks with the crushed-up leaves.
First discovered by the Aborigines hundreds of years ago, tea tree is one of the world's most commonly used pure essential oils, produced by distilling the leaves of melaleuca alternifolia which is grown in Australia.
A regional partnership in Florida has been key to fighting melaleuca, a hardy tree that reached the East Coast from its native Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1906.
Ansell ran into financial difficulties and was forced to sell his Melaleuca ranch in the early 1990s.
As a musician, Andi plays the fiddle and sings in Europe and throughout the UK as a soloist and in two groups - Jana and Melaleuca.
When landscapers brought the decorative melaleuca tree from Australia to Florida in 1906, for example, no one had any idea that the tall spongy plant would grow out of control.