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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
stems and younger leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaves (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
cluster of mature fruit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of mature fruit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
Melaleuca nesophila F. Muell.
Myrtoleucodendron nesophilum (F. Muell.) Kuntze
lavender paperbark, mauve honey myrtle, mauve honey-myrtle, mindiyed, pink melaleuca, showy honey myrtle, showy honey-myrtle, showy honeymyrtle, western honey myrtle, western tea myrtle, western tea-myrtle
Native to southern Western Australia, in coastal districts between Albany and Esperance.
Naturalised in some parts of Victoria.
Showy honey-myrtle (Melaleuca nesophila) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria. This species is one of the most widely cultivated members of the genus in Australia, and is well established in gardens in temperate regions. It spreads from cultivation into reserves and bushland areas, particularly in coastal districts.
Showy honey-myrtle (Melaleuca nesophila) is currently of most concern in southern Victoria and appears on some local environmental weed lists in this region (e.g. in the Surf Coast Shire and the City of Hume). It is regarded as a serious problem in this region because it is fast growing and quickly displaces the indigenous vegetation in invaded areas.
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