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Taxon: Myrica pensylvanica Mirb.

Synonym of Morella pensylvanica (Mirb.) Kartesz

Genus: Myrica
Family: Myricaceae
Nomen number: 104934
Place of publication: H. L. Duhamel du Monceau, Traité arbr. arbust. nouv. ed., 2:190, t. 55. 1804
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship corrected from "Loisel." to "Mirb." following Sida 16:102. 1994
Name Verified on: 04-Dec-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • bayberry  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • myrique de Pennsylvanie  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown. 1952. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  3. Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown. 1984. Herbaceous plants of Maryland Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 61.
  5. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  6. Fernald, M. L. 1950. Gray's manual of botany, ed. 8. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2 Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  9. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  10. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  11. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  12. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  13. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  14. Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  15. Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. Note: lists as Myrica pensylvanica Loisel.
  16. Wilbur, R. L. 1994. The Myricaceae of the United States and Canada: genera, subgenera, and series. Sida 16:102. Note: belongs in Morella, but perhaps as synonym of M. carolinensis (Mill.) Small
  17. Wilbur, R. L. 2002. The identity and history of Myrica caroliniensis (Myricaceae). Rhodora 104:39.
  18. Williams, L. O. 1958. Bayberry wax and bayberries. Econ. Bot. 12:104.

Check other web resources for Myrica pensylvanica Mirb. :

  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Myrica pensylvanica cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=104934. Accessed 29 May 2020.