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Nectandra coriacea

Nectandra coriacea (Sw.) Griseb.

Lancewood

Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Synonym(s): Laurus coriacea, Ocotea coriacea

USDA Symbol: NECO

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 Complexity: Simple
Flower:

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: FL

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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