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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Laurophyllus
L. capensis
Binomial name
Laurophyllus capensis

Laurophyllus is a monotypic genus of dioecious shrubs in the subfamily Anacardioideae of the cashew and sumac family Anacardiaceae. It contains the single species Laurophyllus capensis, which is endemic to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The species is found on wooded hillsides and by streams.[3]


  1. ^ "Laurophyllus capensis Thunb.". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Gardens. Retrieved 25 Jul 2015 – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ a b "genus Laurophyllus Thunb". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 25 Jul 2015.
  3. ^ "Laurophyllus". Anacardiaceae and Burseraceae molecular systematics and taxonomic research. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 25 Jul 2015.