Manuka

Romantic spring background of beautiful Australian native white tea tree flowers. Leptospermum cultivar called cherish
Categories: Plants

Leptospermum scoparium
Manukaflowers.jpg
Leptospermum scoparium foliage and flowers
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Leptospermum
Species:
L. scoparium
Binomial name
Leptospermum scoparium
Tea tree, burgundy-red cultivar
'Wiri Donna' cultivar, Auckland Botanic Gardens

Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called mānuka, manuka, manuka myrtle, New Zealand teatree, broom tea-tree, or just tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to south-east Australia and New Zealand (including the Chatham Islands).

Manuka (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Maori mānuka.

Noun

manuka (countable and uncountable, plural manukas)

  1. Leptospermum scoparium, a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.
    • 1912, Katherine Mansfield, The Woman at the Store, from "Selected Short Stories"
      There was nothing to be seen but wave after wave of tussock grass - patched with purple orchids and manuka bushes covered with thick spider webs.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of this plant.

Synonyms

  • Leptospermum scoparium
  • tea tree

Derived terms

  • manuka honey

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