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Genus: Morella (waxberries)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Fagales > Family: Myricaceae

Twelve species, native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Morella brevifolia


Morella chimanimaniana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Morella cordifolia (Dune waxberry)


Morella diversifolia


Morella humilis


Morella integra (Western waxberry)


Morella kraussiana


Morella microbracteata (Mountain waxberry, Nyanga waxberry)


Morella pilulifera (Broad-leaved waxberry)

Morella quercifolia


Morella serrata (Lance-leaved waxberry)

Morella spathulata

Recorded from Mozambique.



  • Palgrave, K.C. and Palgrave, M.C. 2002. Trees of Southern Africa. 3rd Edition. Struik Publishers, Cape Town.


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