Broad-leaved Paper Bark

Scientific Name: 
Melaleuca quinquenervia
Family Name: 
Myrtaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
A medium sized tree with a a trunk covered with grey and beige papery layers of bark.
Plant Height: 
Up to 20m
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Medicinal
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Perfume
Harvest Period: 
All year
Of Interest: 
Niaouli! Aborigines wrapped food in the bark to cook on hot coals. Bark was also used to make containers for food and water, to make roof shelters, light fires or mend holes in their canoes.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Medium Tree
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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