Prunus lusitanica. PORTUGUESE LAUREL. Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands
ROSACEAE (Rose family)

Portuguese laurel is a tidy small tree that can be seen in campus homes. A lusitanica fine old example is in the Roble Gym courtyard (southwest corner). Several are near the Mausoleum on the left and behind; around Wilbur Hall; and one is in the Kennedy Grove on the end toward Tresidder Union, where it flowers beautifully in April–May.

Illus.: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Other campus Prunus: Prunus armeniaca | Prunus caroliniana | Prunus cerasifera | Prunus ilicifolia | Prunus laurocerasus | Prunus lusitanica | Prunus lyonii | Prunus serrulata | Prunus subhirtella | Prunus × blireiana | Prunus × yedoensis

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