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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
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''Umbellularia californica''; California bay laurel; baytree; bay tree; myrtle; Oregon myrtle; pepperwood; laurier de Californie (Fr.); myrte de l’Orégon (Fr.)
 
''Umbellularia californica''; California bay laurel; baytree; bay tree; myrtle; Oregon myrtle; pepperwood; laurier de Californie (Fr.); myrte de l’Orégon (Fr.)
  
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[[File:Myrtleburl_Cal.laurel.jpg|thumb|California laurel (''Umbellularia californica'')]]
 
== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
 
== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
Large evergreen tree growing to 35 m often with multiple stems.  Bark=thin reddish-brown and scaly  Leaves=elliptical (7-10 cm) and aromatic when crushed.  Fruit =spherical drupe (2 cm) attached with stem resembling a golfers tee. Density = 40 ppcf
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* Large evergreen tree growing to 35 m often with multiple stems.   
 
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* Leaves=elliptical (7-10 cm) and aromatic when crushed.   
 
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* Fruit =spherical drupe (2 cm) attached with stem resembling a golfers tee.  
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* Density = 40 ppcf
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File:Myrtleburl_Cal.laurel.jpg|California laurel  (''Umbellularia californica'')
 
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==Resources and Citations==
 
==Resources and Citations==

Latest revision as of 08:58, 9 October 2020

California Laurel
California laurel Umbellularia californica

Description

An aromatic evergreen tree, Umbellularia californica, native to the west coast of the United States. The California laurel tree produces a golden-brown, hard, strong, fine-grain wood used for veneer, cabinetry, and garden tool handles.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Umbellularia californica; California bay laurel; baytree; bay tree; myrtle; Oregon myrtle; pepperwood; laurier de Californie (Fr.); myrte de l’Orégon (Fr.)

California laurel (Umbellularia californica)

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Large evergreen tree growing to 35 m often with multiple stems.
  • Bark=thin reddish-brown and scaly
  • Leaves=elliptical (7-10 cm) and aromatic when crushed.
  • Fruit =spherical drupe (2 cm) attached with stem resembling a golfers tee.
  • Density = 40 ppcf

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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