Taxon: Cinnamomum verum J. Presl

 
Genus: Cinnamomum
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 70183
Place of publication: F. Berchtold & J. S. Presl, Prir. rostlin 2:36, 37-44, t. 7. 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: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn;Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Ency CNatIn; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Karnataka, - Kerala; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar - Tenasserim

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Mauritius; Mayotte; Seychelles
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Fiji; Samoa
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

  • Cultivated:

    • : Mexico
  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Jamaica; Martinique
    • Northern South America: French Guiana

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