Laurel family : LAURACEAE (MAGNOLIIDAE) in Australia
including Calycanthaceae, Cassythaceae, and Perseaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
 
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
 
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Cassytha glabella
Slender Devil's Twine
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Cassytha paniculata
Devil's Twine
Wyee, March 2007

Cinnamomum camphora
Camphor Laurel
Sydney, August 2006

Cryptocarya triplinervis
Three-veined Cryptocarya
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Laurus nobilis
Bay Tree
Sydney, October 2006

Litsea glutinosa
Indian Laurel
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Neolitsea australiensis
Green Bolly Gum
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Persea americana
Avocado
Sydney, August 2006

Species in LAURACEAE are the favoured foodplant of some caterpillars of Australian Butterflies, including:


Chaetocneme beata


Chaetocneme critomedia


Chaetocneme porphyropis

Netrocoryne repanda

Candalides acasta

Philiris diana

Candalides erinus

Philiris fulgens

Candalides geminus

Candalides hyacinthinus

Charaxes latona

Charaxes sempronius


Graphium macleayanus


Graphium sarpedon

and some species in LAURACEAE are the favoured foodplant of some caterpillars of Australian Moths, including:


Hecatesia exultans

Hecatesia fenestrata

Corymica pryeri

Eucyclodes buprestaria

Stericta concisella


Epipaschiinae species A


Cassythaphaga petrochroa


Austrocaligula eucalypti

Syntherata janetta


Austrocaligula rhythmica

Homona spargotis

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(updated 4 January 2013, 7 January 2018, 23 May 2020)