Melaleucas: their botany, essential oils and uses

Date released
24 October 2013
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Joseph J. Brophy, Lyndley A. Craven and John C. Doran


There are nearly 300 species of Melaleuca in Australia and South-East Asia. This book is the first attempt to compile a comprehensive account of their taxonomy, essential oils, silvicultural characteristics and uses. Detailed descriptions and natural distribution maps are provided for each species. A companion database (“Melaleuca oil profiles”) contains more detailed analyses of the leaf oils, which will be of use to people interested in developing cottage industry or commercial productions of oil.

Melaleuca oil profiles database