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Common name

English: White Sassafras

German: Fenchelholzbaum


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Laurales (9)

        Family: Lauraceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Sassafras (1)

            Epithet: albidum (Nutt.)Nees (1)

Synonyms: Laurus albidus Nutt., Laurus sassafras L., Sassafras officinale Nees & Eberm. , Sassafras sassafras (L.) Karst., Sassafras variifolium (Salisb.) Kuntze

albidum => albineus, nearly white, whitish

albidus => albineus, nearly white, whitish

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

variifolium => variegated leaves


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

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