Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Morella
Family: Myricaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
serrata
NOTES

A perennial dioecious shrub or tree. The narrowly elliptic leaves are toothed, conspicuously reticulate-veined above and gland-dotted below. The young leaves are yellow.


AUTHORITY
(Lam.) Killick
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Tiny green flowers in axillary spikes
Colour: Green
Common Name
Lance leaved waxberry
Waterolier
Smalblaarwasbessie
Habitat
NOTES: So far only recorded from the damp area immediately below the Woodlands dam
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
The fruits are said to be edible
Toxicity
Fruits, stems and leaves produce an oil and chewing the leaves causes burning in the throat and a severe headache
Months
All year
August
September
October
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Myrica conifera
Myrica mossii
Myrica serrata



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