Laurus azorica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Laurales Lauraceae

Scientific Name: Laurus azorica (Seub.) Franco
Common Name(s):
English Macaronesian Laurel
Persea azorica Seub.
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2017. The Plant List. Version 1.1. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Morocco; Portugal (Azores, Madeira); Spain (Canary Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:One of the major components of laurisilva, occurring over a wide altitudinal range.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats exist from grazing, fires and habitat conversion, but recent evidence suggests the laurisilva is now expanding.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Laurus azorica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38397A10111656. . Downloaded on 17 October 2017.
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