African Plant Database

Morella pilulifera (Rendle) Killick
Information on the genus : Morella
Basionym : Myrica pilulifera Rendle
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Myrica pilulifera Rendle (1894)
 Myrica rogersii Burtt Davy (1932)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Myrica pilulifera var. puberula Rendle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 3-4 m tall or tree 10-12-30 m; trunk to 30 cm in girth; Bark dark grey-brown to almost black, thin and rather smooth; shoots of previous years woody, often prominently lenticellate […] ; dioecious
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Ecology : Among rocks; along streams; grassy slopes; secondly growth; fringing forests; montane forest (edges), woodland and grassland in damp places, extending down along rivers; - Fire resistant.
  720-2070 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland. M. pilulifera and M. salicifolia meet in Malawi (see Fl. Zambes, 8/4: 262, 2005).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 3 - 30 m. Alt: 350 - 2000 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

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