2823.000 Laurus L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, small, evergreen. Leaves alternate, lamina leathery, penninerved. Inflorescence pedunculate umbels enveloped by 4 decussate involucral bracts before anthesis, axillary, always in pairs, usually 1 or 3 clusters on short racemes; perianth tube short, lobes 4, sub-equal. Fruit ovoid, perianth tube maybe slightly dilated or ruptured.

Worldwide: 2 species in the Mediterranean region and Macronesian islands.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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nobilis L.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Laurus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Laurus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Laurus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Laurus
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iNaturalist: Laurus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Laurus
JSTOR Plant Science: Laurus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Laurus
Plants of the World Online: Laurus
Tropicos: Laurus
Wikipedia: Laurus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Laurus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1792, retrieved 10 June 2023

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