Cinnamomum litseaefolium M.P. Geethakumary, A.G. Pandurangan and E.S. Santhosh Kumar

  • Family : LAURACEAE
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LAURACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Cinnamomum willdenowii Thwaites
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cinnamomum litseifolium Thwaites
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : It grows in Evergreen forests at an altitude c. 1100 m
  • Key identification features : This large tree species can easily be recognized by its bole having peculiar, scattered, shallow round cavities, which appear to be natural . The fruits found to be abnormal due to formation of large, puffy, wrinkled galls and unaffected fruit cup.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Native : India & Sri Lanka
  • Endemism : Sri Lanka, India
  • World Distribution : India & Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Geethakumary, M.P., A.G. Pandurangan and E.S. Santhosh Kumar (2012). Cinnamomum litseaefolium (Lauraceae) – A new distributional record for India. Rheedea 22(2):127.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. litseaefolium. Downloaded on 5 July 2020.


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