2782.000 Cinnamomum Schaeff.

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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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm.EDescription, Image
verum J. PreslE

Other sources of information about Cinnamomum:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Cinnamomum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cinnamomum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cinnamomum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cinnamomum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cinnamomum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cinnamomum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cinnamomum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cinnamomum
JSTOR Plant Science: Cinnamomum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cinnamomum
Plants of the World Online: Cinnamomum
Tropicos: Cinnamomum
Wikipedia: Cinnamomum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cinnamomum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=604, retrieved 21 February 2024

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