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ATHEROSPERMATACEAE

 

• Medicinal / Folk-medicinal aspects: An isolated report of the use in New Zealand of a bark decoction applied externally to chronic ulcers and certain unspecified skin diseases has been located. •
• Adverse effects:  •
• Veterinary aspects:  •

According to Mabberley (2008), this is a family of 25 species in 7 genera scattered from New Guinea to New Zealand and New Caledonia, and in Chile. These plants were formerly classified in the Monimiaceae.

The black, southern, or Tasmanian sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum Labill.), the pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae A. Cunn.), and the Chilean laurel (Laurelia sempervirens Tul., syns Laurelia aromatica Juss., Laurelia serrata Bertero), which form evergreen forest trees where they grow naturally, are occasionally grown elsewhere as ornamentals (Wright & Dewar 1913, Hunt 1968/70).



Laurelia novae-zelandiae A. Cunn.
Pukatea

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References

  • Hunt P (Ed.) (1968/70) The Marshall Cavendish Encyclopedia of Gardening. London: Marshall Cavendish [WorldCat]
  • Mabberley DJ (2008) Mabberley's Plant-Book. A portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, 3rd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Wright CH, Dewar D (1913) Johnson's Gardener's Dictionary, revised and enlarged edn. London: G Bell and Sons [WorldCat]
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