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Lauraceae A.L. de Jussieu. Laurel Family.

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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.

Ref: Rohwer (1993a) In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Song et al. (2020); van der Werff (1997a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); van der Werff & Richter (1996); Yang et al. (2022b). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lindera subcoriacea, Jones County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Lindera subcoriacea source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cassytha filiformis, Atlantic Coastal Ridge, Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler | Cassytha filiformis source | Original Image ⭷


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