Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Chee! has a natural distribution in coastal and
hinterland eastern Australia, between latitudes 28.43 - 29.55°S. The species is commercially
important as the source of essential oil for the Australian tea tree oil industry. This study
investigates and describes the reproductive biology of M. altern.ifolia: specifically, its floral
biology and phenology; its breeding system, including self-incompatibility mechanisms; and its
pollination biology. This...[Show more]
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