Taxon  Report   5733 
Myrica californica  Cham. & Schltdl.  (not an active name)
California wax myrtle,  Pacific waxmyrtle, Wax myrtle
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Myrica californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Myrica californica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Genus: Myrica
Redwood Forest, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
ICPN + PLANTS accepted name: Morella californica
NOTE: Myrica californica is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Myrica californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 14, 2018).

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