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A.Rich. ex Kunth
|The range of Myricaceae.|
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 (with Morella included), one in Canacomyrica, and one in Comptonia.
Well-known members of this family include bayberry and sweetfern.
- Canacomyrica Guillaumin 1940
- Comptonia L'Hér. ex Aiton 1789
- Myrica L. 1753 (includes: Morella Lour. 1790)
Modern molecular phylogenetics suggest the following relationships:
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