Cinnamomum verum J.S.Presl

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Cinnamomum alexei Kosterm.; Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cinnamomum verum J.Presl
  • Common name : True Cinnamon Tree, Cinnamon
  • Vernacular name : Dalchini (Hindi); Dalchini (Kannada); Twak (Sanskrit); Sanalinga, Dalchini chekka (Telugu); Dalchini (Oria); Edana, Elavangam, Erikkolam, Ilavargam, Kachakam, Thamala, Vayana, Kunthakaimaram, Karuva (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen and riparian forests, also cultivated
  • Comments / notes : often cultivated on hills for its bark and leavs which is used as a spice
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 23/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0454
  • Collection Locality : Bhubaneswar, Khurdha district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Khurda district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay peninsula, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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 verum. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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