Bog Laurel (Kalmia microphylla) By Walter Fertig Carl Linnaeus, the godfather of plant taxonomy and the inventor of the Latin binomial system used to name plants and animals since the mid 1700s, is less well known for his role in encouraging exploration of the far corners of the globe for new species.
Umbellularia californica is a large hardwood tree native to coastal forests of California, as well as to coastal forests extending into Oregon. It is endemic to the California Floristic Province. It is the sole species in the genus Umbellularia.
Laurus azorica (also called Azores laurel or Macaronesian laurel) is a species of plant in the Lauraceae family, related to Laurus nobilis. It is a small aromatic tree. A recent study found considerable genetic diversity within L. nobilis, and that L. azorica is not genetically or morphologically distinct.
Laurus novocanariensis Rivas Mart., Lousâ, Fern.Prieto, E.Díaz, J.C.Costa & C.Aguiar Laurus novocanariensis is an evergreen large shrub or tree with aromatic, shiny dark-green foliage. belonging to Laurus genus of evergreen trees belonging to the Laurel family, Lauraceae.
Ocotea bullata is called black stinkwood or true stinkwood, and Ocotea foetens is also called stinkwood. Camphorwood is usually Cinnamomum camphora a close relative of Ocotea species. Rosewood (Peruvian rosewood, O. cernua) is normally Dalbergia or related members of the family Fabaceae.
What is portuguese laurel like? It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 3-15 m tall. The bark is blackish-brown, The leaves are alternate, oval, 7–12 cm long and 3–5 cm broad, with an acute apex and a dentate margin, glossy dark green above, lighter below. They superficially resemble those of the Bay laurel.
Sheep laurel definition is - a dwarf shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) of the heath family that is native to northeastern North America and is poisonous to livestock and that resembles mountain laurel but has narrower leaves and smaller bright red flowers —called also lambkill.