Cinnamomum verum

COMMON NAME

Ceylon cinnamon tree

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Lauraceae

NOTES

A small evergreen tree usually 30 to 45 ft in height and is a slow-growing plant. The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape, flowers are greenish in colour and are arranged in panicles, and the fruit is a purple drupe containing a single seed. Oil obtained from cinnamon bark is used in dental and pharmaceutical preparations. It is also used as food flavourings, alike to the stem bark and oil obtained from the leaves.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, but also widely cultivated throughout the Tropics.

NATIVE HABITAT

Forests in moist, well-drained soils from sea level to 700 metres

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pfaf.org

indiabiodiversity.org



Cinnamomum verum