Plant Family


Family CN: Laurel Family
Family Code: LAURAC
Family Parent: [in LAURALES]
Family Authority: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
Summary: A family of about 50 genera and 2500-3500 species, trees and shrubs, of tropical, subtropical, and (rarely) warm temperate regions. Laurus nobilis Linnaeus, Laurel, Bay, native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and the bay leaf of commerce; planted as an ornamental and spice, especially in warmer parts of our area, but is not known to escape in our area.
Reference: van der Werff in FNA (1997); van der Werff & Richter (1996); Rohwer in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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