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Distillation takes place on the spot, in southeast Australia, where the leaves are water or steam distilled. The tree is not cultivated on a commercial scale outside this area. Melaleuca linariifolia oil is a pale yellowish oil of strong camphoraceous eucalyptus like odor, with a warm terpenic backnote. Somewhat similar to the oil of melaleuca alternifolia, the oil of melaleuca linariifolia is much more eucalyptus like in odor and flavor and it does not recall the odor of nutmeg.