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Taxonavigation: Laurales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Laurales

Familia: Lauraceae
Tribus: Cinnamomeae
Genus: Apollonias
Species: A. arnottii – A. barbujana


Apollonias Nees Hufeland. Ill. 10. (1833)

Note: "Persea can be retained as a genus by the inclusion of Apollonias barbujana" {Li et al., 2011), A. arnottii will probably group with an Asian genus, such as Machilus or Phoebe (Li et al., 2011 & Rohwer et al., 2009)


  • Ness von Esenbeck, C.G.D. 1833. Hufelandiae Illustratio 10.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2016. Apollonias. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 5 2016.
  • Li, L., Li, J., Rohwer, J.G., van der Werff, H., Wang, Z.H. & Li, H.W., 2011. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Persea group (Lauraceae) and its biogeographic implications on the evolution of tropical and subtropical Amphi-Pacific disjunctions. American Journal of Botany 98(9: 1520–1536. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1100006 Full text PDF Reference page
  • Loutfy, M.H. 2001. On the taxonomy of Apollonias Nees (Lauraceae). Evidence from general aspects and cuticular features of leaf & fruit. Taeckholmia 21(1).
  • Rohwer, J.G., Li, J., Rudolph, B., Schmidt, S.A., van der Werff, H. & Li, H.W. 2009. Is Persea (Lauraceae) monophyletic? Evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. Taxon 58(4): 1153-1167. Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page
  • Tropicos.org 2016. Apollonias. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Oct. 5.