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Laurus nobilis


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.


Taxonomic notes[edit]

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.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Azores, Canary Is., Madeira
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Corse, France, Sardegna
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Slouthwestern Asia
      • Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey
    • Introduced into:
      • Baleares, Great Britain, Ireland, Korea, Krym, North Caucasus, Portugal, Spain, Transcaucasus, Vietnam

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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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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