Paperbark tree (Melaleuca ericifolia): flowering shoot with leaf and floral segments

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Paperbark tree (Melaleuca ericifolia): flowering shoot with leaf and floral segments. Coloured engraving by J Sowerby, c 1805, after himself. Paperbarks are planted to prevent erosion of muddy shores and yield medicinal oil by distillation of stems and leaves. Created 1 June 1805. Botany – England – History (- 19th century). Useful. Plants. Cultivated. Plants. Medicinal plants. Oil flower plants. Myrtaceae. Melaleuca. Contributors: James Sowerby (1757–1822); James Edward Smith (1759–1828). Work ID: wfnj2fej.

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