Persea borbonia

(Linnaeus) Sprengel

Syst. Veg. 2: 268. 1825

Common names: Red bay
EndemicSelected by author to be illustrated
Basionyms: Laurus borbonia Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 370. 1753
Synonyms: Persea littoralis Small Tamala borbonia (Linnaeus) Rafinesque Tamala littoralis (Small) Small
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Illustrator: John Myers
Trees, to 25 m. Branches appressed-pubescent. Leaf blade narrowly elliptic to widely ovate, 6-16 × 2-5 cm; surfaces abaxially pale, glaucous, moderately pubescent when young with rusty brown, appressed hairs, glabrescent with age, adaxially green, lustrous. Inflorescences: peduncle equal to or shorter than subtending leaf petiole, pubescent. Drupe (8-)10 mm diam., usually glaucous. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: In hammocks, mixed hardwoods, coastal dunes, maritime forests, outer Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains, rarely in the Piedmont
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Some Native Americans used Persea borbonia for medicinal purposes (D. E. Moerman 1986).

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Persea borbonia"
AuthorB. Eugene Wofford +
Authority(Linnaeus) Sprengel +
BasionymsLaurus borbonia +
Common nameRed bay +
DistributionAla. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. + and Tex. +
Elevation0-100 m +
HabitatIn hammocks, mixed hardwoods, coastal dunes, maritime forests, outer Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains, rarely in the Piedmont +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering spring–early summer. +
Publication titleSyst. Veg. +
Publication year1825 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 912.xml +
Special statusEndemic + and Selected by author to be illustrated +
SynonymsPersea littoralis +, Tamala borbonia + and Tamala littoralis +
Taxon familyLauraceae +
Taxon namePersea borbonia +
Taxon parentPersea +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +