1. Family: Lauraceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cinnamomum Schaeff.
      1. Cinnamomum verum J.Presl

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sri Lanka.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree to 12 m.
    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.
    Flowers
    Flowers small, yellowish or greenish white, silky outside.
    Fruits
    Fruits brown or black, ovoid, 1.3 cm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sri Lanka

    Introduced into:

    Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Jawa, Leeward Is., Mauritius, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., 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
    Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614784
    s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000350932 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [s.n.], Jawa K000350933 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116476
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116477
    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 K001116481
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2573] Laurus cinnamomum K001116482
    Jan 1, 1978 Wilde, W.J.J.O de. [13999], Sumatera Cinnamomum cordifolium K000778671 isotype
    Worthington, T.B. [2461], Sri Lanka Cinnamomum zeylanicum K000576049
    Chun, N.K. [43739], Hainan Cinnamomum ovatum K000778585

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

    Accepted by

    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Köhler, E., Rohwer, J.G., Lepper, L. & Gutiérrez Amaro, J.E. (2014). Flora de la republica de Cuba : Serie A, Plantas vasculares 19: 1-124, 1-86, 1-54.
    • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L. (2013). The collections of Lauraceae in the herbarium of Henri Van Heurck (AWH) Plant Ecology and Evolution 146: 360-383.
    • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L. (2012). The Lauraceae collected in Brazil by Ludwig Riedel - I Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 185-216.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Soh, W.K. (2011). Taxonomic revision of Cinnamomum (Lauraceae) in Borneo Blumea 56: 241-264.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Guého, J. & Marais, W. (1982). Flore des Mascareignes 153-160: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L. (2012). The Lauraceae collected in Brazil by Ludwig Riedel - I Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 185-216.
    • Soh, W.K. (2011). Taxonomic revision of Cinnamomum (Lauraceae) in Borneo Blumea 56: 241-264.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Guého, J. & Marais, W. (1982). Flore des Mascareignes 153-160: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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