Family:
Lauraceae Juss.

Cinnamomum verum J.Presl

This species is accepted, and its native range is Sri Lanka. It is used as a medicine, has environmental uses and for fuel and food.

[FTEA]

Lauraceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Small tree to 12 m.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves bright red when young, green with age, subopposite, ovate-oblong, elliptic or lanceolate, 5-19 cm. long, (2-)5-9.5 cm. wide, narrowed to a narrowly rounded tip, cuneate to truncate at the base, prominently 3-5-nerved from the base, coriaceous, glossy, without glands in the nerve-axils.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, yellowish or greenish white, silky outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits brown or black, ovoid, 1.3 cm. long.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 200 - 800 m.; Amazonia, Orinoquia, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Orinoquia. Elevation range: 200–800 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Caquetá, Casanare, Tolima.
Habit
Tree.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Sri Lanka

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., Fiji, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, India, Jawa, Leeward Is., Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam, Windward Is.

Cinnamomum verum J.Presl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2037], Cameroon K000008435
Jan 1, 1978 Gillespie, J.W. [2718], Fiji K000778745 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1972 Zollinger, H. [580], Jawa K000350931 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000350933 Unknown type material
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614784
s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000350932 Unknown type material
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116478
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116479
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573], India Laurus cinnamomum K001116480
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116476
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116482
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116477
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116481
Jan 1, 1978 Wilde, W.J.J.O de. [13999], Sumatera Cinnamomum zeylanicum var. cordifolium K000778671 isotype
Worthington, T.B. [2461], Sri Lanka Cinnamomum zeylanicum K000576049
Chun, N.K. [43739], Hainan Cinnamomum zeylanicum var. ovatum K000778585

First published in Prir. Rostlin 2: 36 (1823)

Accepted by

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Guého, J. & Marais, W. (1982). Flore des Mascareignes 153-160: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
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