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).

Zambia: 1 genus and 2 taxa.

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Morella Lour.Description

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 Zimbabwe: Myricaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Myricaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Myricaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=145, retrieved 17 December 2017

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