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Useful Tropical Plants

Melaleuca uncinata

R.Br.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Myrtoleucodendron uncinatum (R.Br.) Kuntze

Common Name: Broom Honeymyrtle

Melaleuca uncinata
I believe the stems have been collected here for use in brush fencing
Photograph by: Fagg, M.
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Broom honeymyrtle is an erect, evergreen shrub growing 1 - 3 metres tall[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine and for fencing.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australia - Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland, N. Territory, W. Australia.

Habitat

Grows in mallee, woodland and dry sclerophyll forest, usually on sandy soils[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
]. A widespread plant, often forming dense stands[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of mainly subtropical areas, just moving into the tropical zone.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are chewed as a treatment for catarrh[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The branches are often cut and used in the construction of brush fences[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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