Persea borbonia

Common Name:  Redbay, Shorebay

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leaves and young fruit--based on this image, do you think these leaves are glabrous or pubescent?  What kind of leaf margin is present? leaf underside--notice that it is not as shiny as the top of the leaf

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young tree, showing leaves red bay can become prolific, as all these saplings attest!   Mature bay trees can be over 60 feet tall.
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mature fruit (drupe)--these drupes are smaller versions of the fruits of their better-known cousin, the avocado (Persea americana)