The Lauraceae Family was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online lists 48 accepter genera in this family commonly referred to as the laurel family. The Wikipedia says there are about 45 genera which comprise of about 2,850 species.
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