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Morella cerifera (L.) Small

Wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFagalesBirch, she-oak, beech, walnut, bayberry, others
FamilyMyricaceaeBayberry (sweet gale) family
GenusMorellaMay derive from Morus, “mulberry”
Speciescerifera

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Myrica cerifera var. frutescens Castigl.

Myrica cerifera var. arborescens Castigl.

Myrica cerifera var. latifolia Aiton

Myrica cerifera var. pumila Michx.

Cerothamnus ceriferus (L.) Small

Cerothamnus pumilus (Michx.) Small

Morella cerifera (L.) Small var. pumila (Michx.) Kartesz, ined.

Myrica cerifera L.

Myrica pusilla Raf.

 

Morella cerifera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jul 2023.

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Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

4/11/2015 · Kirby Storter Park Boardwalk, Everglades National Park, Florida
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

5/23/2021 · Widgeon Cove, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 22 cm)

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

7/3/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

5/23/2021 · Widgeon Cove, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

4/15/2015 · Kirby S. Storter Park, Florida
≈ 7 × 5" (17 × 12 cm)

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

4/15/2015 · Kirby S. Storter Park, Florida
≈ 24 × 16" (59 × 39 cm)

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle, southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle, candleberry, bayberry tree, tallow shrub, bayberry)

4/15/2015 · Kirby S. Storter Park, Florida
≈ 6 × 4½" (15 × 11 cm)

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