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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: Laurus
Species: L. azorica – L. nobilis – L. novocanariensis


Laurus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 369 (1753).

Type species: Laurus nobilis L.

Note: The genus is probably monotypic and L. nobilis is genetically highly variable (Aboel-Atta, 2009). Secondary sources also contain many unresolved species and due to historical reasons Laurus combinations are commonly found as basionyms.


Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Лаўр
Deutsch: Lorbeeren
Ελληνικά: Δάφνη
English: Bay Laurel, True Laurel
suomi: Laakerit, laakeripuut
Nordfriisk: Loorbeeren
polski: Wawrzyn
sardu: Lau
ייִדיש: אָבערבוים
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