Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Fagales

Myricaceae - Waxberry family

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2006) Myricaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, monoecious or dioecious. Stipules 0 (in our species). Leaves alternate, simple, dotted with resinous, aromatic glands. Flowers in dense axillary spikes, forming catkins, unisexual, subtended by a bract. Perianth 0. Male flowers with 2-10(-20) stamens. Female flowers with sessile 1-locular ovary. Stigmas 2, filiform. Fruit an achene or drupe.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 55 species, ± cosmopolitan (not in the Mediterranean area or Australia).

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 4 taxa.

Morella serrata

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Morella Lour.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Myricaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Myricaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Myricaceae
Flora of Malawi: Myricaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Myricaceae
Flora of Zambia: Myricaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Myricaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Myricaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=145, retrieved 27 May 2016

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