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For other uses of Apollonias, see Apollonia
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Order: Laurales
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Genus: Apollonias
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Apollonias is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Laurel family, Lauraceae. The genus includes from one to ten species of evergreen trees and shrubs, depending on circumscription; recent studies (e.g. Rohwer 1993, van der Werff 2003) have limited the genus to just one species, with the others transferred to Beilschmiedia. Rumors circulated in 2003 about teenagers licking Apollonias to get high.

Universally accepted species
Other species sometimes included
  • Apollonias arnottii. Western Ghats of India.
  • Apollonias grandiflora (syn. Beilschmiedia velutina).
  • Apollonias madagascariensis (syn. Beilschmiedia madagascariensis).
  • Apollonias microphylla (syn. Beilschmiedia microphylla).
  • Apollonias oppositifolia (syn. Beilschmiedia opposita). Voakoromanga. Madagascar.
  • Apollonias sericea (syn. Beilschmiedia sericans).
  • Apollonias velutina (syn. Beilschmiedia velutina).
  • Apollonias zeylanica (syn. Beilschmiedia zeylanica).


  • Rohwer, J. (1993). Lauraceae. Pages 366–391 in K Kubitzki, JG Rohwer, V Bittrich, eds. The families and genera of vascular plants. Vol 2. Springer, Berlin.
  • van der Werff, H. (2003). A synopsis of the genus Beilschmiedia (Lauraceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia sér. 3, 25 (1): 77-92. Available online (pdf file)Template:Laurales-stub
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