Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Cinnamomum tamala (Buch.-Ham.) T. Nees & Eberm.

Family: Lauraceae Genus: Cinnamomum Species:  Cinnamomum tamala (Buch.-Ham.) T. Nees & Eberm.






Synonym Cinnamomum tejpata, Laurus tamala Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Malabar leaf, Indian bark, Indian cassia Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Malabar Leaf, Indian Bark Indian Cassia Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Tezpat Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 900-2500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Ripe fruits are dark purple in color and contain single seed
Habitat Occurs in Forests and commonly planted Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Nepal, Bhutan, And China Bark Details Rough with gray-brown soft wrinkled
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a moderate sized evergreen tree attaining a height of 8 m, and a girth of 150 cm bark produces mucilage Leaf Details Leaves 3 veined from near the base, shining above with entire margins and acute apex

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found