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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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Laurus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Laurus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Laurus
Wikipedia: Laurus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Laurus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Laurus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Laurus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1792, retrieved 14 August 2022

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