The treatment 'The Myricaceae of the United States and Canada: genera, subgenera, and series.' by Wilbur R.L., published in Sida 16:, , proposed dividing the genus Myrica into three genera. This seems to be gaining acceptance and so this species has now been moved from Myrica to the genus Morella[
Morella javanica is a much branched shrub or small tree, growing from 2 - 10 metres tall, with a crooked bole and rather dense crown[
It is sometimes gathered from the wild for its edible fruit and for fuel. It is also used in reforestation projects.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea.
Prefers sunny, open sites, often on volcanic ridges, where it is a pioneer species that can become gregarious[
]. It is often the dominant species in dense forest[
]. It is found at elevations from 900 - 3,300 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The plant flowers throughout the year[
Fruit - edible but insipid[
The tree is a pioneer species and is used in reforestation projects[
The wood is valued as a fuel and makes an excellent charcoal[
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