Persea Gaertner 1805 (laurel)

Angiospermae - Laurales - Lauraceae

Parent taxon: Lauraceae according to M. Prasad 2008

See also Knowlton 1899, Knowlton 1919, Mabberley 2000, MacGinitie 1941 and Srivastava 1991

Sister taxa: Actinodaphne, Alseodaphne, Bandulskaia, Beilschmiedia, Benzoin, Cinnamomum, Crowella, Cryptocarya, Cryptocaryoides, Daphnogene, Daphnophyllum, Diemenia, Goeppertia, Lauraceaephyllum, Lauraceophylloderma, Lauranthus, Laurinastrum, Laurinoxylon, Laurocalyx, Laurocarpum, Laurophyllites, Laurophyllum, Laurus, Lindera, Litsaeophyllum, Litsea, Litseaphyllum, Litseopsis, Machilus, Machilusoxylon, Malapoenna, Marmarthia, Mauldinia, Mespilodaphne, Mezilaurinoxylon, Michilus, Nectandra, Nectandrophyllum, Neocinnamomum, Neolitsea, Nothaphoebe, Ocotea, Ocoteoxylon, Oreodaphne, Perseanthus, Perseoxylon, Persites, Phoebe, Piliparicutis, Potomacanthus, Protoravensara, Sassafras, Sassafrophyllum, Trianthera, Ulminium, Umbellularia

Subtaxa: Persea borbonia Persea brossiana Persea coloradica Persea dilleri Persea hayana Persea leconteana Persea longipetiolata Persea mycrophylla Persea praelingue Persea pseudocarolinensis Persea pubescens Persea punctulata Persea purniyagiriensis Persea schimperi Persea speciosa Persea sternbergii Persea valida Persea wilcoxiana

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Ecology: "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Trinidad and Tobago (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Germany (3), United States (1: California)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of India (1), Japan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Brazil (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Germany (2), Japan (7), Peru (1), Switzerland (5), United States (5: California, Idaho, Vermont), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Germany (3)

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

• Eocene of United States (18: California, Colorado, Washington, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of United States (9: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

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

• Paleogene of Chile (1)

• Cretaceous of United States (3: Wyoming)

Total: 74 collections including 80 occurrences

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