Taxon  Report   5733    
Myrica californica  Cham. & Schltdl.  
(no longer an active name)
California wax myrtle,  Pacific waxmyrtle, Wax myrtle
Myrica californica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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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Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Genus: Myrica
Communities: Redwood Forest, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Morella californica

NOTE: Myrica californica is no longer an active name.
More information about  Myrica californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).