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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, one in Canacomyrica, and one in Comptonia.
Well-known members of this family include bayberry and sweetfern.
Modern molecular phylogenetics suggest the following relationships:
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