|Dicotyledon|| Literature for Morella faya
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
|Myricaceae -- The Bayberry Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): firetree
|Distribution||Native to the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Azores.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.|
||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.)