Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng.

First published in Syst. Veg., ed. 16. 2: 268 (1825)
This name is a synonym of Tamala borbonia

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Weakley, A.S. (2023). Flora of the Southeastern United States, 2023 edition [Cited as Tamala borbonia.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192. [Cited as Persea borbonia.]
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford. [Cited as Persea borbonia.]
  • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas. [Cited as Persea borbonia.]
  • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L. (2013). The collections of Lauraceae in the herbarium of Henri Van Heurck (AWH). Plant ecology and evolution 146: 360-383. [Cited as Persea borbonia.]
  • Serviss, B.E. & Peck, J.H. (2013). Rediscovery of Persea borbonia var. borbonia (Lauraceae), Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa (Fabaceae), and Pinus palustris (Pinaceae) in Arkansas. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7: 841-845. [Cited as Persea borbonia.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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