Interesting relatives include camphor, cinnamon and avocado.
Flowers are inconspicuous.
Branches with leathery leaves cut to various lengths.
Plant is an evergreen broadleaf tree, classed as a dicotyledon.
Has aromatic foliage.
In antiquity, laurel branches were made into garlands symbolizing victory or accomplishment.
The specific epithet name nobilis means famous or noble.
For those Chain of Life Network Members wanting more detailed information about the florists’ greens industry, it is highly recommended that Robert Stamps’ article entitled Florists’ Botanicals (2001) be read.
Contains allergenic sesquiterpene lactones indicating that some individuals may be contact allergic to this species resulting in the onset of various degrees of dermatitis.