myrica cerifera

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Many types. Small tree/ Bush up to 12 ft.(4m) Thin oval waxy pointy leaves with hairy fruits (when young) that become wax-coated balls that cluster along the branch. Depending on type, fruit color can be blue, purple, black, red, white, green. Leaves fan out like helicopter blades. Wax used for candles, but not edible. Stays green year round. Leaves, roots and bark are used for increasing vitality of the whole body, improving circulation, gas, bowel and liver problems, ulcers, colds, illness, astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-bacterial, immune booster. Leaves used for seasoning like bay leaves. Berries edible, can be ground like pepper. Smell of the leaves keeps mosquitos away. Tea used as vaginal douche for infections, gargle for sore throats and tonsillitis.
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valenzuelana, Clusia tetrastigma, Psychotria sp., Coccothrinax orientalis, Miconia dodecandra, Suberanthus stellatus, Myrica cerifera, Hypericum hypericoides, Rhytidophyllum villosulum, Spermacoce sp., Schizachyrium gracile, Arthrostylidium fimbriatum, Oplismenus sp., Phaius tankervilliae, Anemia coriacea y Adiantum pyramidale, con menor presencia aun se observan muchas especies.
VAM association in the shrub Myrica cerifera on a Virginia, USA Barrier Island.
Some of the most severely impacted species, such as wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera L.) and cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco L.), are important both as popular ornamental plants and as essential components of natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats (Pemberton 2003a, b).
The shrub layer beneath the forest canopy existed as dense, discontinuous patches of waxmyrtle ( Myrica cerifera), bayberry ( Myrica pensylvanica) and groundsel-tree (Baccharis halimifolia).
Beitzel White, Tilia heterophyllo, 1997 223 116 57 353 BAYBERRY Northern, Myrica pensylvanica, 1999 [+] 10 13 10 25 Odorless, Myrica inodora, 1994 33 18 23 57 Pacific, Myrica california, 1999 [+] 46 38 35 93 Southern, Myrica cerifera, 1993 [*] 68 28 33 104 Southern, Myrica cerifera, 1994 [*] 76 20 38 106 Southern, Myrica cerifera, 1994 [*] 72 25 36 106 Southern, Myrica cerifera, 1994 [*] 68 26 32 102 BAYCEDAR Suriana maritima, 1995 10 12 23 28 BEECH American, Fagus grandifolia, 1994 279 115 138 429 BIRCH Alaska paper, Betula papyrifera var.
For the parasitoid acceptance tests, other host plants of lobate lac scale were used including coco plum, wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera (L.)), yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria Ait.), myrsine (Rapanea guianensis Aubl.) and white indigo berry (Randia aculeate L.).
(1980) reported that the dominant forest type changed along the bay margin so that there was a hardwood-shrub community composed primarily of white oak (Quercus alba), mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa) and southern bayberry (Myrica cerifera) between the bay and the pine forests and a pine and hardwood-shrub community (predominantly loblolly pine and southern bayberry) between the bay and the mixed hardwood forest.
Native hardwoods characteristic of higher elevations (median elevation [greater than]57 cm; minimum elevation [greater than]28 cm) are Ulmus rubra, Quercus virginiana, Myrica cerifera, Cornus drummondii, Celtis laevigata, Liquidambar styraciflua, Ilex vomitoria, Persea palustris and Quercus nigra (Table 3).
Tree islands were characterized by both temperate and tropical hardwoods, including red bay (Persea borbonia), sweet bay (Magnolia virginiana), wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera), cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), oaks (Quercus spp.), gumbo limbo (Bursera simaruba) and cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco).
The older 36- and 120-yr swales were dominated by woody thickets of Myrica cerifera L.