Taxon  Report   5348    
Malosma laurina  (Nutt.) Nutt. ex Abrams
Laurel sumac
Malosma laurina
© 2014 Jesse Rorabaugh
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malosma laurina
© 2015 Steven M Norris
Malosma laurina
© 2003 Michael Charters
Malosma laurina, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Malosma laurina
© 2018 susan Bashore
Genus: Malosma
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Rhus laurina
More information about  Malosma laurina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).