Common name: Portugal Laurel
Prunus lusitanica L. APNI*
Description: Evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green leaves.
Leaves oblong to ovate or lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, thick and leathery, glabrous, margins crenate-toothed; petiole slender, 10–15 mm long.
Inflorescences 10–20 cm long. Flowers c. 10 mm diam., white.
Fruit ± ovoid, c. 8 mm long, not fleshy, dark purple.
Flowering: late spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Formerly in family Amygdalaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden & A.N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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