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- An elegant white-flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, Gordonia lasianthus, growing in the maritime parts of the Southern United States. Its bark is sometimes used in tanning.
- A similar West Indian tree, Gordonia haematoxylon
- (Gordonia lasianthus): black laurel, holly bay, tan bay, swamp laurel
- (Gordonia haemotoxylon): bloodwood, Laplacea haemotoxylon (no longer used)