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- n. Any of the genus Leucadendron of evergreen shrubs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of evergreen shrubs from the Cape of Good Hope, having handsome foliage. Leucadendron argenteum is the silverboom of the colonists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the order Proteaceæ and tribe Proteeæ, distinguished by having the regular diœcious flowers in heads in both sexes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs having silvery white leaves and solitary terminal flowers with conspicuous silvery bracts
Melaleuca leucadendron covers extensive areas in the south of this ecoregion.
Moist depressions within these dunes are dominated by Baeckia frutescens (Myrtaceae), Melaleuca leucadendron, and diverse graminoids.
Brackish and freshwater wetlands behind mangrove areas in Cambodia and the Mekong delta area of Vietnam typically are dominated by dense stands of Meleuca leucadendron called the paperbark swamps or rear mangrove communities.
Melaleuca quinquenervia is one of a group of six closely related species (notably Melaleuca leucadendron, Melaleuca cajuputi, and Melaleuca viridiflora) that occur in Oceania and have been cultivated and naturalized in other areas.
CAJUPUT OIL, a volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous tree _Melaleuca leucadendron_, and probably other species.
The kayu putih (Melaleuca leucadendron) oil, which is somewhat better known in England, is obtained in the same manner; but to procure the meniak kayu or common wood-oil, used for preserving timber or boards exposed to the weather, from decay, and for boiling with dammar to pay the bottoms of ships and boats, the following method is practised.
Try pairing leucadendron with flowers that don't at all scream tropical or exotic.
The next photo includes leucadendron too ... it's the white flower with the crazy deep red center.
Maybe you don't know what leucadendron is by name, but you'd probably know it if you saw it, since this amazing plant has become a popular, over-used filler in tropical and "exotic" bouquets.
In the pictured bouquet (fifth photo), I used farmers 'market anemones; the leucadendron (from my garden) is the lovely red accent flower.