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Taxon: Morella californica (Cham.) Wilbur

Genus: Morella
Family: Myricaceae
Nomen number: 413132
Place of publication: Sida 16:102. 1994
Name verified on: 05-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Sep-2000
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • California bayberry   (Source: Dict Gard [as Myrica californica]) – English
  • California wax-myrtle   (Source: Dict Gard [as Myrica californica]) – English
  • Pacific bayberry   (Source: F NAmer [as Myrica californica]) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F Pacif NW, as Myrica californica)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated


  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [= Myrica californica].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= Myrica californica].


Check other web resources for Morella californica (Cham.) Wilbur:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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