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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., Cuba, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Honduras, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Marianas, Mauritius, Mississippi, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Pakistan, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., South Carolina, Tanzania, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Victoria, Windward Is.

Cinnamomum Schaeff. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1972 s.coll. [s.n.] K000778564 Unknown type material
Nooteboom, H.P. [5928], Indonesia 71304.000

First published in Bot. Exped.: 74 (1760)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Soh, W.K. (2011). Taxonomic revision of Cinnamomum (Lauraceae) in Borneo Blumea 56: 241-264.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0