|Etymology||Genus||Black and white; referring to the bark colours|
|Species||From the Malay name of the species, Kiya Putih|
|Synonyms||Melaleuca eriorhachis Gand., Melaleuca minor Sm.|
|Common Names||Gelam, Paper Bark Tree|
|Status||Native: Presumed Extinct|
|Native Distribution||Indochina, Malesia, and Australia|
Melaleuca cajuputi is a very commonly cultivated tree in Singapore. It has distinct peeling and papery bark, elongated leaves of parallel venation, and white bottle-brush like flowers. Crushed leaves emit a fragrant scent.
The Gelam in its natural habitat; the wetlands. Taken in Tràm Chim National Park, Vietnam.
Form of the Gelam.
Leaf, with an Oriental White-eye sucking from a flower bud.
Test-tube cleaners like flowers.
Olive-back Sunbird feeding on the nectar.