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Leptospermum pubescens, Leptospermum scoparium.

Leptospermum pubescens Lam. Myrtaceae. Tea Tree.

Tasmania and southeastern Australia. The leaves were used by the early settlers as a tea substitute.

Leptospermum scoparium Forst. Tea Tree.

Australia. The leaves were used by Captain Cook in his second voyage as a tea and are reported as furnishing a beverage of a very agreeable, bitter flavor, when the leaves were fresh.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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