Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Morella faya
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Myricaceae -- The Bayberry Family Bibliography
      Morella faya

Common name(s): firetree
General Information
DistributionNative to the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Azores.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Myricaceae - Morella faya

Evergreen shrubs or small trees up to 8 m tall; branches with reddish peltate hairs.
Leaves coriaceous, oblanceolate, 4-11 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, glabrous, glandular dots inconspicuous, margins somewhat revolute, remotely serrulate or serrate in upper 1/2, apex rounded to acute.
Flowers in usually branched catkins borne among leaves of the current year's growth.
Fruit drupaceous, dark red or blackish when mature, slightly fleshy.
Species description taken from Myrica faya (syn.)