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Nectandra coriacea

Nectandra coriacea (Sw.) Griseb.

Laurus coriacea Sw.

Ocotea coriacea (Sw.) Britton

Lancewood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderLauralesTrees and shrubs, including bay laurels, cinnamon, avocado, sassafras and others
FamilyLauraceaeLaurel family, mostly tropical evergreens
GenusNectandraNew Latin, from Latin nectar + -andra; from the nectar glands of the anthers
SpeciescoriaceaFrom the Latin corium, “leather,” and the -acea suffix indicating resemblance, thus “resem­bling leather, leathery”

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Nectandra coriacea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Jul 2015.

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Nectandra coriacea (Lancewood)

4/14/2015 · Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo, FL
≈ 31 × 47" (79 × 119 cm)

Nectandra coriacea (Lancewood)

4/14/2015 · Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo, FL

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