Lauraceae

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Lauraceae
Litsea glutinosa
illustration frae Flora de Filipinas, 1880-1883, bi Francisco Manuel Blanco
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Juss.
Genera

Mony; see text

The Lauraceae are the laurel faimily, that includes the "True Laurel" an its closest relatives. The faimily comprises ower 3000 species o flouerin plants in ower 50 genera warld-wide. Thay occur mainly in wairm temperate an tropical regions, especially Sootheast Asie an Sooth Americae. Maist are aromatic evergreen trees or shrubs, but ane or twa genera such as Sassafras are deciduous, an Cassytha is a genus o parasitic vines.

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Recent taxonomic revisions o the faimily include the follaein genera:[1]

The follaein genera that hae tradeetionally been considered separate within Lauraceae, hae nae yet been recently re-evaluatit:[1]

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