Myrica inodora

W. Bartram

Travels Carolina, 403. 1791.

Common names: Odorless bayberry odorless wax-myrtle waxberry candleberry waxtree
Endemic
Synonyms: Cerothamnus inodorus (W. Bartram) Small Morella inodora (W. Bartram) Small Myrica laureola C. de Candolle Myrica obovata C. de Candolle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, to 7 m. Branchlets reddish-brown and gland-dotted when young, glands colorless to white. Leaf-blade lacking odor when crushed, oblong-obovate to elliptic, 3.5-10.5 (-11.8) × 1.4-3.7 (-4.4) cm, leathery, base attenuate to cuneate, margins entire, rarely serrate distally, slightly revolute, apex acute to rounded; surfaces abaxially pale green, glabrous, sometimes with a few scattered hairs, adaxially dark green, shiny, glabrous, both surfaces gland-dotted, pitted; glands minute, colorless or white. Inflorescences: staminate 0.7-2.2 cm; pistillate 0.4-4 (-5) cm. Flowers unisexual, staminate and pistillate on same plants. Staminate flowers: bract of flower shorter than staminal column, margins opaque, densely ciliate; stamens mostly 6-10, as few as 3 in more distal flowers. Pistillate flowers: bracteoles persistent, 4, obscure in fruit, not accrescent or adnate to fruit wall, glabrous except for ciliate margins; ovary densely villous. Fruits globose-ellipsoid, 4-8 mm; fruit wall densely pubescent, obscured by enlarged, glandular protuberances and thin (usually) coat of white-gray wax.


Phenology: Flowering late winter–early spring, fruiting mid summer.
Habitat: Coastal pineland swamps, swamp margins, bogs, pond edges, and stream banks
Elevation: 0-10 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss.

Discussion

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... more about "Myrica inodora"
dorsifixed +
Allan J. Bornstein +
W. Bartram +
attenuate;cuneate +
persistent +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
accrescent +
not accrescent +
gland-dotted +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
Odorless bayberry +, odorless wax-myrtle +, waxberry +, candleberry +  and waxtree +
planoconvex +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +  and Miss. +
0-10 m +
connate +  and distinct +
pistillate +  and staminate +
nutlike +  and drupaceous +
globose-ellipsoid +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
white +  and colorless +
multicellular +  and peltate +
Coastal pineland swamps, swamp margins, bogs, pond edges, and stream banks +
pistillate +  and staminate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
ellipsoid;short-cylindric or ovoid +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
10.5 cm105 mm <br />0.105 m <br /> (11.8 cm118 mm <br />0.118 m <br />) +
3.7 cm37 mm <br />0.037 m <br /> (4.4 cm44 mm <br />0.044 m <br />) +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (10.5 cm105 mm <br />0.105 m <br />) +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (3.7 cm37 mm <br />0.037 m <br />) +
deciduous +  and persistent +
pinnatifid +
serrate +  and entire +
glabrous +  and pubescent +
serrate-denticulate +  and entire +
persistent +
rudimentary +
accrescent +
Flowering late winter–early spring, fruiting mid summer. +
Travels Carolina, +
shorter or longer +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
gland-dotted +, dark green +  and pale green +
Cerothamnus inodorus +, Morella inodora +, Myrica laureola +  and Myrica obovata +
Myrica inodora +
species +
white-gray +
tree +  and shrub +