1874.000 Morella Lour.


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.

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

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Morella serrata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chimanimaniana Verdc. & Polhill[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
microbracteata (Weim.) Verdc. & Polhill[End?]EDescription, Image
pilulifera (Rendle) KillickW,C,E,SDescription, Image
serrata (Lam.) KillickN,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Morella:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Morella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=462, retrieved 21 July 2019

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