Laurus

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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 2021-09-21.

Family

  • Lauraceae

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 2021-09-21.

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.