Lauraceae A.L. de Jussieu. Laurel Family.
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 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). Show full citations.