Family:
Lauraceae Juss.

Litsea Lam.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia, Tropical & Subtropical America.

Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Nicobar Is., Niue, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Comoros, KwaZulu-Natal, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Réunion, Seychelles, Trinidad-Tobago

Litsea Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Frodin, D.G. [2545], New Guinea 60071.000 No
Tsi, Z.H. [ASBK 46], China 61185.000 No
Frodin, D.G. [3473], New Guinea 63181.000 No
Utteridge, T.M.A. [321], New Guinea 70640.000 No
Walker, J.S. [DB075], Sulawesi 73969.000 No

First published in Encycl. 3: 574 (1792)

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.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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