1874.000 Myrica L.


Description of the genus

Mostly aromatic evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees with terminal buds. Leaves entire or coarsely toothed. Bracts subtending several ovaries or solitary, simple and 1-flowered; bracteoles present, often forming a small cup around the base of the ovary; ovary usually covered with persistent wax-secreting papillae. Fruit drupaceous.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: myrike, meaning fragrance.

Worldwide: About 25 species in tropical and southern Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Myrica serrata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chimanimaniana (Verdc. & Polhill) Christenh. & Byng[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
microbracteata Weim.[End?]EDescription, Image
pilulifera RendleW,C,E,SDescription, Image
serrata Lam.N,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Myrica:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Myrica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Myrica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Myrica
Wikipedia: Myrica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myrica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Myrica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Myrica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=462, retrieved 26 November 2022

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