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Litsea glutinosa
illustration frae Flora de Filipinas, 1880-1883, bi Francisco Manuel Blanco
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Faimily: Lauraceae

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.[1] 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.[2]

Recent taxonomic revisions o the faimily include the follaein genera:[3]

The follaein genera that hae tradeetionally been considered separate within Lauraceae, hae nae yet been recently re-evaluatit:[3]

  • Adenodaphne
  • Temmodaphne


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  1. "Lauraceae | plant family | Britannica". www.britannica.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 22 Mairch 2023.
  2. Zhang, Hongxiang; Florentine, Singarayer; Tennakoon, Kushan U. (6 Juin 2022). "The Angiosperm Stem Hemiparasitic Genus Cassytha (Lauraceae) and Its Host Interactions: A Review". Frontiers in Plant Science. 13: 864110. doi:10.3389/fpls.2022.864110. ISSN 1664-462X.
  3. a b "The Plant List". Archived frae the original on 15 Mey 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.