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Trees or shrubs, monoecious or dioecious. Stipules 0 (in our species). Leaves alternate, simple, dotted with resinous, aromatic glands. Flowers in dense axillary spikes, forming catkins, unisexual, subtended by a bract. Perianth 0. Male flowers with 2-10(-20) stamens. Female flowers with sessile 1-locular ovary. Stigmas 2, filiform. Fruit an achene or drupe.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Myricaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=145
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Myricaceae

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The Myricaceae are a small family of dicotyledonous shrubs and small trees in the order Fagales. There are three genera in the family, although some botanists separate many species from Myrica into a fourth genus Morella. About 55 species are usually accepted in Myrica (with Morella included), one in Canacomyrica, and one in Comptonia.[2]

Well-known members of this family include bayberry and sweetfern.

Systematics

Modern molecular phylogenetics suggest the following relationships:[3]

   

Juglandaceae (outgroup)

  Myricaceae  

Canacomyrica

     

Comptonia

     

Myrica

   

Morella

         

References

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  2. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.
  3. ^ Xiang XG, Wang W, Li RQ, Lin L, Liu Y, Zhou ZK, Li ZY, Chen ZD (2014). "Large-scale phylogenetic analyses reveal fagalean diversification promoted by the interplay of diaspores and environments in the Paleogene". Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 16 (3): 101–110. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2014.03.001.
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Myricaceae: Brief Summary

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The Myricaceae are a small family of dicotyledonous shrubs and small trees in the order Fagales. There are three genera in the family, although some botanists separate many species from Myrica into a fourth genus Morella. About 55 species are usually accepted in Myrica (with Morella included), one in Canacomyrica, and one in Comptonia.

Well-known members of this family include bayberry and sweetfern.

Canacomyrica Guillaumin 1940 Comptonia L'Hér. ex Aiton 1789 Myrica L. 1753 (includes: Morella Lour. 1790)
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