|M. leucadendra in Keatings Lagoon near Cooktown.|
Melaleuca leucadendra is a tree known as the weeping paperbark. It belongs to the Melaleuca genus. It is found in the northern parts of Australia (Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland). It is also found further north in the Solomon Islands and in New Guinea.
Melaleuca leucadendra also has the common name 'Cajuput tree', from the Malay word kayu putih – meaning "white wood". Cajuput oil can be got from its leaves.
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- "Burke's Backyard Archives 1998 – Weeping Paperbark". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2010-08-04.