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Taxon: Laurus nobilis L.

Genus: Laurus
Family: Lauraceae.
Nomen number: 21664
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:369. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 09-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • bay   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • bay laurel   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • bay-leaf laurel   (Source: CRC Medherbs ed2) – English
  • Grecian laurel   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • laurel   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sweet bay   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • yue gui   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • laurier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Lorbeerbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Lorbeerstrauch   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • gekkeiju   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • loureiro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • louro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • louro-comum   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • louro-de-apolônio   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • louro-europeu   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • lager   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Libya [n.]; Morocco [n.]; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Lebanon; Syria [w.]; Turkey [w.]
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Albania [w.]; Bosnia and Herzegovina [w.]; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti. 1988. Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Check other web resources for Laurus nobilis L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Laurus nobilis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?21664 (30 October 2014)

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