Taxon: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl

 
Genus: Cinnamomum
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 10578
Place of publication: F. Berchtold & J. S. Presl, Prir. rostlin 2:36, 47-56, t. 8. 1825
Comment: according to TL-2 4:389. 1983, J. Presl alone was the author of volumes 2 & 3 of this work
Name Verified on: 05-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Oct-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils (source of "hon-sho oil" fide Pl Res SEAs 19:75. 1999)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Pl Res SEAs 19:75. 1999)
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Res SEAs 19:75. 1999)
  • Medicines: source of camphor (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: house pest control (as repellent of moths in clothing fide Pl Res SEAs 19:75. 1999)
  • Weed: (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Taiwan

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam

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Check other web resources for Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image