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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cinnamomum (the ancient Greek name). Lauraceae. Evergreen trees and shrubs of Asia and Australia, with aromatic leaves and wood, of which a few are cultivated in the extreme southern United States.

Leaves usually thick, mostly opposite, strongly 3-nerved or pinnate-nerved: buds not scaly (exception in C. Camphora): fls. usually perfect, with 9 (or less) perfect stamens in 3 unlike rows and a. row of imperfect ones; perianth short-tubed, segms. 6 and nearly equal: fr. a small 1-seeded berry, in the cup-like perianth.-Upward of 50 species, among which are plants yielding cinnamon (C. zeylanicum), camphor (C. Camphora), cassia-bark (C. Cassia), and other aromatic and medicinal products. Various species may be expected in collections of economic plants, but most of them are not strictly horticultural subjects. It is not known whether some of the species in cult. in this country are passing under the proper names; possibly C. Tamala, Fr. Nees, widely distributed in the Far East, may be confused in our cultures.

The genus Cinnamomum embraces tropical and semi-tropical shrubs and trees, which are mostly of economic value, and in one or more cases are valuable shade trees for lawn and street planting. The leaves are evergreen, usually of a rich shining green, and in C. Camphora have a silvery blue color on the under surfaces. C. Camphora, the camphor tree, is hardy in the lower Gulf states, and is now being extensively planted, both for shade and extraction of gum. C. Cassia is not quite so hardy, but withstands a temperature of 20° F. without injury, and has been planted in Florida for manufacture of its various products,— oil, gum, buds and cinnamon bark. C. zeylanicum, is likely to be extensively grown in Mexico and the West Indies.— The various species are usually propagated by seeds, which are sown as soon as ripe in a shaded bed, the seedlings being transplanted when very small into pots and kept thus growing until permanent planting out. The species, without exception, are very difficult to transplant from the open ground, and hence pot-grown plants are almost a necessity. Cuttings of half- ripened wood of some species may be rooted in the spring in moderate heat, following the usual method of preparation, and planting in coarse sand. The soil best suited to cinnamomums in general, and C. Camphora in particular, is sandy loam, although a heavy loam, when well prepared, answers fairly well. The sandy soil of Florida, when moderately manured, suits all species so far tried admirably. CH

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Selected specieswp:

  • Cinnamomum acuminatifolium
  • Cinnamomum acuminatissimum
  • Cinnamomum acutatum
  • Cinnamomum africanum
  • Cinnamomum aggregatum
  • Cinnamomum alainii
  • Cinnamomum alatum
  • Cinnamomum albiflorum
  • Cinnamomum alcinii
  • Cinnamomum alexei
  • Cinnamomum alibertii
  • Cinnamomum alternifolium
  • Cinnamomum altissimum
  • Cinnamomum ammannii
  • Cinnamomum amoenum
  • Cinnamomum amplexicaule
  • Cinnamomum amplifolium
  • Cinnamomum anacardium
  • Cinnamomum andersonii
  • Cinnamomum angustifolium
  • Cinnamomum angustitepalum
  • Cinnamomum antillarum
  • Cinnamomum appelianum
  • Cinnamomum arbusculum
  • Cinnamomum archboldianum
  • Cinnamomum areolatocostae
  • Cinnamomum areolatum
  • Cinnamomum areolatum
  • Cinnamomum arfakense
  • Cinnamomum argenteum
  • Cinnamomum aromaticum - Cassia
  • Cinnamomum arsenei
  • Cinnamomum asa-grayi
  • Cinnamomum assamicum
  • Cinnamomum aubletii
  • Cinnamomum aureo-fulvum
  • Cinnamomum australe
  • Cinnamomum austro-sinense
  • Cinnamomum austro-yunnanense
  • Cinnamomum bahianum
  • Cinnamomum bahiense
  • Cinnamomum baileyanum
  • Cinnamomum baillonii
  • Cinnamomum balansae
  • Cinnamomum bamoense
  • Cinnamomum barbato-axillatum
  • Cinnamomum barbeyanum
  • Cinnamomum barlowii
  • Cinnamomum bartheifolium
  • Cinnamomum barthii
  • Cinnamomum bazania
  • Cinnamomum beccarii
  • Cinnamomum bejolghota
  • Cinnamomum bengalense
  • Cinnamomum biafranum
  • Cinnamomum bintulense
  • Cinnamomum birmanicum
  • Cinnamomum blumei
  • Cinnamomum bodinieri
  • Cinnamomum bonii
  • Cinnamomum bonplandii
  • Cinnamomum borneense
  • Cinnamomum bourgeauvianum
  • Cinnamomum boutonii
  • Cinnamomum brachythyrsum
  • Cinnamomum bractefoliaceum
  • Cinnamomum burmannii
  • Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor Laurel
  • Cinnamomum cassia (syn. C. aromaticum)
  • Cinnamomum caudiferum
  • Cinnamomum chartophyllum
  • Cinnamomum citriodorum
  • Cinnamomum contractum
  • Cinnamomum filipes
  • Cinnamomum glanduliferum
  • Cinnamomum glaucescens
  • Cinnamomum ilicioides
  • Cinnamomum impressinervium
  • Cinnamomum iners
  • Cinnamomum japonicum
  • Cinnamomum javanicum
  • Cinnamomum jensenianum
  • Cinnamomum kotoense
  • Cinnamomum kwangtungense
  • Cinnamomum liangii
  • Cinnamomum longepaniculatum
  • Cinnamomum longipetiolatum
  • Cinnamomum loureiroi - Saigon Cinnamon
  • Cinnamomum mairei
  • Cinnamomum micranthum
  • Cinnamomum migao
  • Cinnamomum mollifolium
  • Cinnamomum oliveri
  • Cinnamomum osmophloeum
  • Cinnamomum parthenoxylon
  • Cinnamomum pauciflorum
  • Cinnamomum philippinense
  • Cinnamomum pingbienense
  • Cinnamomum pittosporoides
  • Cinnamomum platyphyllum
  • Cinnamomum porphyrium
  • Cinnamomum reticulatum
  • Cinnamomum rigidissimum
  • Cinnamomum saxatile
  • Cinnamomum septentrionale
  • Cinnamomum subavenium
  • Cinnamomum tamala - Malabathrum or Tejpat
  • Cinnamomum tenuipilum
  • Cinnamomum tonkinense
  • Cinnamomum triplinerve
  • Cinnamomum tsangii
  • Cinnamomum tsoi
  • Cinnamomum validinerve
  • Cinnamomum verum - Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon, or True Cinnamon
  • Cinnamomum wilsonii


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