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 camphora (L.) J. Presl

Family: Lauraceae Genus: Cinnamomum Species: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl






Synonym Laurus camphora, Champhora camphora Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Camphora tree, Kapur Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Camphor Tree,Camphor Laurel Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Karpura Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 1350-1800 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Globose, fleshy less than 1 cm in diameter that ripens to purple black and is partly surrounded by a cup-like perianth
Habitat Occurs in valleys and on mountain slopes Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, China, Taiwan, Eastern Asia And Japan Bark Details Pale bark is very rough and fissured vertically
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species A large evergreen tree that grows up to 20–30 m (66–98 ft) tall leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed Leaf Details 1-5 X 3-10 cm, base acute or tapered-cuneate both surfaces minutely reticulate or above smooth1/2- 2/3 the lamina length

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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