Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Basionym : Laurus camphora L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl
  • Common name : Camphor Tree, Camphor Laurel
  • Vernacular name : Kapur (Hindi); Karpura (Kannada); Lavangam (Tamil); Karpurah (Sanskrit); Karpuram (Telugu); Chudakarppuram, Ghanarasam, Himasu, Himavaluka, Karpuramaram, Sitamsu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted in gardens
  • Comments / notes : Often planted, sometimes seen in the border of forests in high elevations
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Japan
  • World Distribution : Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cinnamomum camphora. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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