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Common name

English: Cherry Laurel

German: Kirschlorbeer

Portuguese: Loureiro-rasteiro, Louro-cerejo


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Rosales (119)

        Family: Rosaceae (56)(family description)

          Genus: Prunus (8)

            Epithet: laurocerasus L. (1)

Synonyms: Cerasus laurocerasus (L.) Loisel., Laurocerasus officinalis M. Roemer

laurocerasus => cherry-laurel; generic name derived from the Latin laurus, 'laurel' and cerasus, 'cherry'

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow, beige, white

External links

Check for Prunus laurocerasus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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