The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 62

VIBURNUM TINUS English: Laurestine Spanish: Durillo Estonian: : kare lodjapuu Portuguese: Laurestino Turkish: Kartopu Catalan: Marfull Flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae, native to the Mediterranean area of Europe and North Africa. Laurus signifies the leaves' similarities to bay laurel. It is a shrub (rarely a small tree) reaching 2– 7 mall and 3 m broad, with a dense, rounded crown. LEAVES : FLOWERS: The flowers are small, white or light pink, produced from reddish-pink buds in dense cymes 5–10 cm diameter in the winter. The fragrant flowers are bisexual and pentamerous. The flowering period is from October to June. The leaves are evergreen persisting 2–3 years, ovate to elliptic, borne in opposite pairs, 4–10 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with an entire margin FRUIT: The fruit is a dark blue-black drupe5– 7 mm long. Authors: Gisela Ona, Carla Rubio, Marc Nicolás Izquierdo, Marcos Visa, Tormi Talur, Renor Öige