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Laurus nobilis
(sweet bay)

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Laurus nobilis (sweet bay)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Laurus nobilis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sweet bay
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Free-growing hedgerow of Laurus nobilis near a farmhouse.
TitleTree habit
CaptionFree-growing hedgerow of Laurus nobilis near a farmhouse.
CopyrightGiovanni Bernetti
Free-growing hedgerow of Laurus nobilis near a farmhouse.
Tree habitFree-growing hedgerow of Laurus nobilis near a farmhouse.Giovanni Bernetti
Plant parts of laurel (L. nobilis). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branch; (B) female flower; (C) fale flower; (D) inflorescence; (E) fruit.
TitleLine drawing of plant parts
CaptionPlant parts of laurel (L. nobilis). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branch; (B) female flower; (C) fale flower; (D) inflorescence; (E) fruit.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Plant parts of laurel (L. nobilis). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branch; (B) female flower; (C) fale flower; (D) inflorescence; (E) fruit.
Line drawing of plant partsPlant parts of laurel (L. nobilis). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branch; (B) female flower; (C) fale flower; (D) inflorescence; (E) fruit.PROSEA Foundation
Trimmed hedge of Laurus nobilis in a garden. Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.
TitleHedge
CaptionTrimmed hedge of Laurus nobilis in a garden. Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.
CopyrightGiovanni Bernetti
Trimmed hedge of Laurus nobilis in a garden. Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.
HedgeTrimmed hedge of Laurus nobilis in a garden. Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.Giovanni Bernetti
Laurus nobilis leaves and berries.
TitleFoliage and fruit
CaptionLaurus nobilis leaves and berries.
CopyrightGiovanni Bernetti
Laurus nobilis leaves and berries.
Foliage and fruitLaurus nobilis leaves and berries.Giovanni Bernetti

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Laurus nobilis L.

Preferred Common Name

  • sweet bay

Other Scientific Names

  • Laurus undulata Miller (1768)

International Common Names

  • English: bay; bay (sweet); bay laurel; bay-laurel; Grecian laurel; laurel
  • Spanish: laurel
  • French: laurier; laurier commun; laurier franc
  • Portuguese: loureiro

Local Common Names

  • Germany: lorbeer; lorbeerbaum
  • Italy: alloro; lauro
  • Netherlands: laurierboom
  • Philippines: paminta-dahon
  • Sweden: lagertraed

EPPO code

  • LURNO (Laurus nobilis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Laurales
  •                         Family: Lauraceae
  •                             Genus: Laurus
  •                                 Species: Laurus nobilis