Myrica Rubra Myrica Rubra Myrica Rubra

Scientific classification

  • Scientific Name:      Morella Rubra Lour.
  • English Name:     Myrica Rubra,Arbutus,Wax Myrtle,Waxberry,Chinese Wax Myrtle Bark,Yang Mei,Chinese Strawberry,Japanese Bayberry,Red Bayberry,Chinese Bayberry,Yamamomo)
  • Family:     Myricaceae
  • Genus:     Morella
  • Type:     Evergreen Tree
  • Country Of Origin:     China

Myrica rubra is an evergreen tree that grows to a height of up to 10-20m meters high, with smooth gray bark and a uniform spherical to hemispherical crown. Leaves are leathery, bare, elliptic-obovate to oval lanceolate in shape, wedge-shaped at the base and a rounded to pointed or tapered at the apex, margin is serrated or serrated in the upper half, with a length of 5 to 14 cm and a width of 1 to 4 cm. Leaves are alternately arranged on the branches are divided into petiole and leaf blade. The petiole is 2 to 10mm long. The leaf underside is pale green and sparsely to moderately golden glandular, the top surface is dark green.

Inflorescences are single with multi-flowered spikes of 0.5 to 1.5cm in length standing in the leaf axils. The rhachis is hairy and glandular. The cover sheets overlap, are hairless and only unobtrusively glandular. Female flowers are accompanied by four leaves. The upper ovary is velvety hairy, with a stylus with a two-lobed scar. There are two slender scar lobes are colored bright red.

Uses:The Myrica Rubra has high nutritional value and is a kind of natural health-care food. It can be used for a wide range of purposes with a great market potential. In addition to eating fresh, it can be processed into sweet canned products, jam, glazed fruit, juice, dried fruit, fruit wine, etc. Thus, the added values of the product have been increased several-fold.