List of Melaleuca species

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This is a list of plants in the genus Melaleuca. In 2013, Lyndley Craven published a monograph of the genus with a description of 290 species, including about 40 sometimes known as callistemons.[1] A new species (Melaleuca lophocoracorum) was described in a 2013 paper.[2] Craven's inclusion of callistemons in Melaleuca is not accepted by the National Herbarium of New South Wales or by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne but is accepted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. For example, Melaleuca brachyandra is recognised in the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families[3] but as Callistemon brachyandrus by the National Herbarium of New South Wales[4] and by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.[5]

Most melaleucas are endemic to Australia but a few species occur in parts of Malesia and Southeast Asia, and 7 species (marked *) are endemic to New Caledonia.[1]

Melaleuca nervosa


  1. ^ a b Brophy, Joseph J.; Craven, Lyndley A.; Doran, John C. (2013). Melaleucas : their botany, essential oils and uses. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. ISBN 9781922137517.
  2. ^ Ford, Andrew J.; Craven, Lyndley A.; Brophy, Joe (8 November 2013). "A new species of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) from north-east Queensland". Telopea. 15: 185–189. doi:10.7751/telopea2013021.
  3. ^ "Melaleuca brachyandra". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ "Callistemon brachyandrus". Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: PlantNet. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Callistemon brachyandrus". Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b Hislop, Michael; Lepschi, Brendan J.; Craven, Lyndley (2011). "Melaleuca marginata, a new name for Melaleuca coronicarpa" (PDF). Nuytsia. 21 (3): 153–154. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  7. ^ Craven, L. A.; Lepschi, B. J. (2001). "Melaleuca dichroma, a new name for M. virgata (Benth.) Craven, nom. Illeg. (Myrtaceae)". Australian Systematic Botany. 14 (6): 971. doi:10.1071/SB01024. Retrieved 27 March 2015.