Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the natural order Myrtaceæ, the tribe Leptospermeæ, and the subtribe Euleptospermeæ. It is characterized by stamens united in bundles, and longer than the petals on which they are inserted (the bundles, however, not uniting to form a tube), and by numerous linear or wedge-shaped ovules arranged in the cells in an indefinite number of series. The plants are shrubs or trees, usually with alternate coriaceous leaves that are one-, three-, or several-nerved. The flowers are white, red, or yellow, generally in heads or spikes. See hillock-tree, tea-tree, and cajeput.
“That work included planting natives such as melaleuca quinqueneruia to improve approaches to Pacific Paradise.”
“ Between scoops of dirt George rested his body against the melaleuca tree that stood post to Hamilton's grave.”
“The Australian melaleuca tree, introduced into south Florida in 1906 and planted as windbreaks and fence rows, has invaded half a million Everglades acres and was taking over an additional 50 acres every day.”
“Thanks to the pepper and melaleuca, the native muhly grass prairies, sawgrass marshes, mangrove stands and buttonwood groves that give the 'glades their unique character are under siege.”
“Today, more than 450,000 acres of the Everglades and the tropical wetlands of south Florida have been taken over by the melaleuca.”
“But the search for an insect species that targets only the melaleuca is expensive and timeconsuming.”
“The thirsty melaleuca was originally brought in early in this century to turn the "" wastelands '' of the Everglades into valuable timber forests.”
“This scenario is the equivalent of what's happening in the Everglades today because of the invasion of the exotic, or nonindigenous, Australian melaleuca trees.”
“A melaleuca can be killed by herbicides, but six months later thousands of seedlings will sprout in its place from the dead tree's capsule-protected seeds, making it difficult to control.”
“Its natural ability to fill in wetlands with leaf litter, its fire-resilient qualities during the dry fall and winter, and its prolific seed production made the melaleuca seem like an ideal choice.”
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