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Taxon: Leptospermum scoparium J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Genus: Leptospermum
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Leptospermeae
Nomen number: 21827
Place of publication: Char. gen. pl. 72, t. 36, fig. 1. 1776
Comment: for date of publication see New Zealand J. Bot. 51:252-263. 2013
Name verified on: 15-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Feb-2014
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • broom teatree   (Source: F VictWillis ) – English
  • manuka myrtle   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – English
  • Manuka teatree   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • New Zealand teatree   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – English
  • manukamirt   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • manuka   (Source: Dict Gard ) – New Zealand (Maori)
  • árvore-chá   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • érica   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • falsa-érica   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • leptospermo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • rosenmyrten   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [s.e.], Tasmania, Victoria [w.]
    New Zealand: New Zealand - Chatham Islands, North Island, South Island, Stewart Island

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Leptospermum scoparium J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Leptospermum scoparium cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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