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Apollonias barbujana, Canary Islands
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Apollonias

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Apollonias is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the laurel family, Lauraceae. The genus includes from one to 10 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, depending on circumscription; recent studies have limited the genus to just one species, with the others transferred to Beilschmiedia.[1][2]


Generally accepted species
Other species sometimes included
  • A. arnottii - Western Ghats
  • A. grandiflora (syn. Beilschmiedia velutina)
  • A. madagascariensis (syn. B. madagascariensis)
  • A. microphylla (syn. B. microphylla)
  • A. oppositifolia (syn. B. opposita) voakoromanga - Madagascar
  • A. sericea (syn. B. sericans)
  • A. velutina (syn. B. velutina)
  • A. zeylanica (syn. B. zeylanica)


  1. ^ Rohwer, J. (1993). Lauraceae. Pages 366–391 in K Kubitzki, JG Rohwer, V Bittrich, eds. The families and genera of vascular plants. Vol 2. Springer, Berlin.
  2. ^ van der Werff, H. (2003). A synopsis of the genus Beilschmiedia (Lauraceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia sér. 3, 25 (1): 77-92. Available online (pdf file)