Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Cinnamomum camphora
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
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      Cinnamomum camphora

Common name(s): cinnamon, camphor tree
General Information
DistributionNative to Asia, widely cultivated as the source of camphor.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Lana`i, Maui.

Trees; young branches terete, glabrous, terminal and axillary buds covered with bracts, forming a small cone, young branches with clusters of scars from fallen bracts.
Leaves broadly ovate, 7-10 cm long, 3-5 cm wide, tripliveined, with domatia in axils of main veins, glabrous, apex sharply acute, petioles slender, relatively long (± 1/3 length of lamina).
Flowers in axillary, glabrous inflorescences shorter than leaves; tepals 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous externally, pubescent within; staminodia and filaments pubescent.
Fruit a globose berry, subtended by a small cupule with entire margins.
2n = 24