African Plant Database

Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Information on the genus : Morella
Basionym : Myrica serrata Lam.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Myrica serrata Lam. (1786)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Myrica conifera auct.
=Myrica mossii Burtt Davy (1938)
=Myrica banksifolia J.C. Wendl. (1808)
=Myrica natalensis C. DC. (1864)
=Myrica kilimandscharica auct.
=*Myrica salicifolia Bojer
=Myrica bojeriana Baker (1883)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much branched shrub or tree 1-9 m tall, dioecious or less commonly monoecious; bark grey, fairly smooth to rough; branchlets subglabrous (apart from the glands) to tomentellous or occasionally densely pilose.
Ecology : Swampy places along rivers; thickets in marshy grassland often with Salix, Ficalhoa, Parinari, Syzygium, Maesa, Agauria, Dodonaea, Embelia, Elaeodendron, etc.; sometimes a dominant.
  0-2530 m alt
  S. Africa, Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 1 - 6 m. Alt: 0 - 2150 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Rheophyte, Shrub, Tree; Subhumid; Forest, Freshwater Wetland; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2000). Flora of Tropical East Africa Myricaceae: 4

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 53: 993-995 (1998)
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