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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Morella pumila   FAMILY Myricaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella cerifera   FAMILY Myricaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Myrica cerifera

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 052-03-001b:
Myrica cerifera var. pumila   FAMILY Myricaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Wax-myrtle, Dwarf Bayberry


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image of Morella pumila, Dwarf Wax-myrtle, Dwarf Bayberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_moce2_002_lvd

        

image of Morella pumila, Dwarf Wax-myrtle, Dwarf Bayberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_myce_001_lvd

        

image of Morella pumila, Dwarf Wax-myrtle, Dwarf Bayberry

JK Marlow    jkm0505t_17

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Small shrub usually less than 1m tall, strongly stoloniferous, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Morella pumila   FAMILY Myricaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella cerifera   FAMILY Myricaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Myrica cerifera

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 052-03-001b:
Myrica cerifera var. pumila   FAMILY Myricaceae

 

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1944

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Savannas, pine flatwoods, relatively moist to extremely dry sites in sandhills (under Quercus laevis and Q. geminata), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen (usually)
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Waxy gray
Drupaceous

 

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