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Common name

English: Tea tree

German: Südseemyrte, Teebaum

Portuguese: Árvore-chá

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2109)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Myrtaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Leptospermum (1)

            Epithet: scoparium J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. (1)

scoparium => broom-like, from lat. 'scopa' for broom

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub, tree

Flower colour: red, white

External links

Check for Leptospermum scoparium at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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