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Nectandra coriacea

Nectandra coriacea (Sw.) Griseb.


Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Synonym(s): Laurus coriacea, Ocotea coriacea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

Lancewood is a member of the laurel family (family Lauraceae) which includes aromatic plants, mainly trees and shrubs, with inconspicuous yellow or green flowers. There are about 40 genera and 1,000 species, occurring mostly in tropical zones. Some are ornamentals and some provide avocados, bay leaves and cinnamon.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous , Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun



Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Nectandra coriacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nectandra coriacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Nectandra coriacea


Record Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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