2782.000 Cinnamomum Schaeffer

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees and shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate, usually strongly 3-veined from the base, sometimes smelling strongly of camphor. Inflorescence of axillary or terminal panicles. Flowers bisexual, sometimes unisexual. Perianth-tube short with 6 equal lobes. Stamens 9 in 3 whorls. Fruit a berry, surrounded by an enlarged cup-like perianth.

Worldwide: c. 350 species from Asia to Australia, Fiji, Samoa and tropical America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Cinnamomum camphora

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camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm.EImage
verum J. PreslE

Other sources of information about Cinnamomum:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cinnamomum
Flora of Zambia: Cinnamomum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cinnamomum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cinnamomum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cinnamomum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cinnamomum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cinnamomum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cinnamomum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=604, retrieved 21 September 2014

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