Cinnamomum verum (syn. C. zeylandicum)

Cinnamomum verum (syn. C. zeylandicum)

Cinnamomum zeylandicum

(Cinnamon)

FAMILY

Lauraceae

Species

Cinnamomum verum (syn. C. zeylandicum)

Common name

Cinnamon

Flower colour; life form

Green; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

Also known as C. zeylandicum, this tree, originally from Sri Lanka can be readily identified by the firm broadly lanceolate leaves which are three veined at the base; by the smell of cinnamon produced when the leaves are crushed and by the dark fruits which are surrounded by a cupule with 6 persistent points.