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dc.contributor.authorStephens, Jonathan McDonald Counsell
dc.contributor.authorMolan, Peter C.
dc.contributor.authorClarkson, Bruce D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-26T23:26:22Z
dc.date.available2011-05-26T23:26:22Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationStephens, J.M.C., Molan, P.C. & Clarkson, B.D. (2005). A review of Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 43, 431-449.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5362
dc.description.abstractInformation about Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae), the most widespread and important New Zealand indigenous shrub species, is reviewed. L. scoparium is a variable species, requiring more study of the genetically based differences between New Zealand populations and the affinity of these populations to Australian populations and other closely allied Australian species. Improved understanding of the species’ variation will assist both its conservation roles and economic uses, and the need to sustain genetically distinct varieties is emphasised. Ecologically, the species has a dominant role in infertile and poorly drained environments, and a wider occurrence as a seral shrub species in successions to forest where it may be regarded as a woody weed of pasture or a useful species for erosion control, carbon sesquestration, and vegetation restoration. The main economic products derived from the species are ornamental shrubs, essential oils, and honey. The species’ development as an ornamental plant and further definition of the pharmacologically active components are recommended as priority areas for research.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRSNZ Publishingen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.royalsociety.org.nz/publications/journals/nzjb/2005/024/en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: New Zealand Journal of Botany. © 2005 The Royal Society of New Zealand. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectMyrtaceaeen_NZ
dc.subjectleptospermum scopariumen_NZ
dc.subjectmanukaen_NZ
dc.subjecttea treeen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjecttaxonomyen_NZ
dc.subjectchemotaxonomyen_NZ
dc.subjectecologyen_NZ
dc.subjecthistoryen_NZ
dc.subjectornamentalen_NZ
dc.subjectessential oilsen_NZ
dc.subjecthoneyen_NZ
dc.subjectpharmacologyen_NZ
dc.titleA review of Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Botanyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page431en_NZ
pubs.editionJuneen_NZ
pubs.elements-id30881
pubs.end-page449en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume43en_NZ


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