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Scientific or common name:

Morella cerifera (L.) Small


MYRICACEAE Family selection - Bayberry family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Morella cerifera (L.) Small Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Fl. S.E. U.S. [Small]. 337, 1329. 1903 [22 Jul 1903]
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Wax myrtle
en English name: bayberry
English name: candleberry
Spanish name: cera vegetal
French name: arbre à cire
German name: Wachsmyrte

Grown habit: Tree, Subshrub, Shrub
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:
= Cerothamnus ceriferus (L.) Small
= Cerothamnus pumilus (Michx.) Small
= Morella cerifera (L.) Small var. pumila (Michx.) Kartesz, ined.
= Myrica cerifera L.
= Myrica cerifera L. var. pumila Michx.
= Myrica pusilla Raf.


Subspecies / Varieties:
1) Morella cerifera (L.) Small var. pumila (Michx.) Kartesz, ined.



TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Hamamelididae
Order: Myricales
Family: Myricaceae
Genus: Morella
Species:


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Gallery:

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
BISH specimen at Honokahua West Maui, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Plant at Awalau Haiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Fruit at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Leaves at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Leaves at Green Cay Wetlands Boynton Beach, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Fruit at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. - Not copyrighted image

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Habit at Hilo, Hawaii - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Fruit at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Fruits at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
BISH specimen at Honokahua West Maui, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Fruits at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Habit at Long Key, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Leaves at John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Habit at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Habit at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 585.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Leaves at Hilo, Hawaii - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Habit at Long Key, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Morella cerifera
Morella cerifera
Leaves at Hilo, Hawaii - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.


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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA (AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, HI, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OK, SC, TX, VA, WV), USA+ (Puerto Rico)

Distributional map for Morella cerifera (L.) Small
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(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA



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