Laurus

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Laurus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/laurus/). Accessed 2020-10-24.

Family

  • Lauraceae

Species in genus

Glossary

axillary
Situated in an axil.
berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Laurus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/laurus/). Accessed 2020-10-24.

Two species of evergreen trees or shrubs with entire, glabrous leaves, aromatic when crushed. Flowers with the sexes on different plants and borne in small, axillary, almost stalkless clusters; sepals four; stamens usually twelve; anthers opening by valves. Fruit a black berry. The name is an old Latin one.

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