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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Azores, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Palestine, Sardegna, Sicilia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Baleares, Korea, Krym, North Caucasus, Portugal, Spain, Vietnam

Laurus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], India K001132915

First published in Sp. Pl.: 369 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0