Family Lauraceae Jussieu 1789 (laurel)

Magnoliopsida - Magnoliales - Lauraceae

Parent taxon: Magnoliales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also Hickey 1977, MacGinitie 1941 and Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Amborellaceae, Annonaceae, Austrobaileyaceae, Calycanthaceae, Canellaceae, Chloranthaceae, Degeneriaceae, Endressinia, Eupomatiaceae, Gomortegaceae, Hernandiaceae, Himantandraceae, Lactoridaceae, Magnoliaceae, Monimiaceae, Myristicaceae, Trimeniaceae

Subtaxa: Bandulskaia Cinnamomum Cryptocarya Cryptocaryoides Lauranthus Laurinoxylon Laurocarpum Laurophyllum Laurus Litsea Malapoenna Marmarthia Mauldinia Neolitsea Ocotea Persea Perseanthus Persites Potomacanthus Sassafras Ulminium Umbellularia

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Australia (2), France (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Pliocene of Germany (4), United States (1: California)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Montana)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Japan (4), Trinidad and Tobago (2)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Brazil (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Brazil (1), Chile (1), Colombia (1), Germany (25), Japan (13), New Zealand (2), Peru (1), Poland (1), Slovakia (1), Switzerland (11), United States (6: California, Idaho, Montana, Vermont, Washington), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Germany (1)

• Oligocene to Eocene of United States (1: Oregon)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (20), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Idaho, Montana)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Australia (1), United States (2: Colorado)

• Eocene of Argentina (19), Australia (21), Canada (1: British Columbia), France (1), Germany (1), Japan (9), the United Kingdom (11), United States (31: Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Wyoming ), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Argentina (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (3), Colombia (9), France (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (138: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Paleogene of Chile (1)

• Tertiary of Japan (1), Venezuela (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of New Zealand (5)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (3), Canada (9: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan), Chile (1), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), United States (94: California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 494 collections including 784 occurrences

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