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Morella cerifera (L.) Small
WAX MYRTLE
Myrica cerifera; Myrica mexicana; Myrica xalapensis; Southern Bayberry; Candle-berry; Southern Waxmyrtle

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
_  Plantae @ I_GSJW (13)

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Cicadellidae  Empoasca deckeri @ III (1)

Empoasca fabae @ III (1)
Flatidae  Flatoidinus punctatus @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Graphidaceae  Graphis lineola @ GAL (1)

Phaeographis inusta @ GAL (1)

Phaeographis @ GAL (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp1 sp_005 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_004 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_005 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp34 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp34 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4 sp_019 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp4 sp_035 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp5 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp5 sp_007 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp7 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp9 sp_005 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Goodeniaphila cassisi @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris meanarra @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris russulatus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Myrtlemiris tesselatus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris yalgoo @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Orthotylus sp_ms_sydneyensis @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Psallus variabilis @ AMNH_IZC (1)
_  Gn_ms_flectotheca sp_wa0909msp100 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_ms_granitohyoidea sp_wa0909msp119 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_ms_naranjakotta sp_ms_watheroo @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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Morella cerifera (L.) Small
wax myrtle

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General Information
Symbol: MOCE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Myricaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Subshrub
Tree
Native Status : HI   I
L48   N
PR   N
Characteristics
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Native Status:
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©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 27, 2003. Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 585. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CECE2 Cerothamnus ceriferus (L.) Small
CEPU11 Cerothamnus pumilus (Michx.) Small
MOCEP Morella cerifera (L.) Small var. pumila (Michx.) Kartesz, ined.
MYCE Myrica cerifera L.
MYCEP Myrica cerifera L. var. pumila Michx.
MYPU Myrica pusilla Raf.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Myricales
Family Myricaceae – Bayberry family
Genus Morella Lour. – bayberry
Species Morella cerifera (L.) Small – wax myrtle

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Caribbean FAC
Hawaii FAC
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (MYCE)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (MYCEP)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (MYPU)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (MOCE2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (MOCE2)
Native Plants Network (MOCE2)
USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (MOCE2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (MOCE2)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Martin Minor Low Minor
Miller Minor Minor Minor

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Martin
Miller

Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.
Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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