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Persea borbonia

Red bay

Florida native

Flagler Co. FL 10/12/08
Duval Co. FL 12/31/07
Duval Co. FL 12/31/07
Duval Co. FL 12/31/07
Volusia Co. FL 06/26/21
Volusia Co. FL 10/10/08
Volusia Co. FL 10/10/08
Flagler Co. FL 10/12/08

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The redbay ambrosia beetle(Xyleborus glabratus) was first detected in this county in 2002. This tiny beetle transmits the laurel wilt fungus(Raffaelea lauricola), which has been devastating to the red bay trees along the southeast United States coastal areas including into Florida.

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Persea borbonia is a member of the Lauraceae - Laurel family.


Date record last modified: Oct 31, 2021


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