Cinnamonmum camphora

Species: Cinnamonmum camphora 

English Name: Camphor Tree

Chinese Name: 樟樹、香樟、油樟

Family: Lauraceae


Tree, up to 30 m tall, all parts strongly camphor-scented. Leaves alternate; petioles slender, 2-3 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate-elliptic, 6-12 x 2.5-5.5 cm, base broadly cuneate to rounded, apex acute, margin entire, subleathery, glabrous or sparsely puberulent abaxially when young, triplinerved, with domatia in axils of secondary and tertiary veins. Panicles or cymes axillary, 3.5-7 cm; peduncles 2.5-4.5 cm, glabrous or puberulent, especially on the nodes. Pedicels 1-2 mm, glabrous.  Flowers yellowish white, ca. 3 mm; perianthtube obconical, ca. 1 mm; lobes elliptic, white or yellowish, ca. 2 mm.  Stamens 9, filaments pubescent.  Fruit ovoid or subglobose, 6-8mm in diam., purplish black when mature.


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Hong Kong Herbarium and South China Botanical Garden. (2008). Flora of Hong Kong, Volume 1. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong.