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Reproductive biology of Melaleuca alternifolia (Myrtaceae) 1. Floral biology

Baskorowati, Liliana; Moncur, M W; Doran, J.C.; Kanowski, Peter

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Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden Betche) Cheel is commercially important as the source of essential oil for the Australian tea tree-oil industry. Information on reproductive biology of M. alternifolia is important to the Australian breeding program directed at improving the quality and quantity of tea tree oil. Flowering in three geographically separated sites-two planted seed orchards and one managed natural population, all in NSW was observed in the present study, with supporting data obtained...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59433
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT10035

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