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  Cinnamomum camphora
  Citation:  Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Presl, Prir. Rostl. 2: 47. t. 8. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 134. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1225(858). 1925; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 323. 1985; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 393. 1994. Laurus camphora L., Sp. Pl. 369. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chudakarppuram, Ghanarasam, Himasu, Himavaluka, Karpuramaram, Karpuram, Sitamsu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Camphor tree, Camphor Laurel
  Description: Trees large; branchlets slender, glabrous; terminal buds large, perulate, the outer bud scales glabrous, the inner sericeous. Leaves spirally arranged, glabrous, chartaceous to sub-coriaceous, ovate-elliptic to elliptic to subovate-elliptic, 1-5 x 3-10 cm, base acute or tapered-cuneate, both surfaces minutely reticulate or above smooth; main nerves slender. Petiole slender, 2-4 cm long. Panicles axillary, slender, glabrous, many-flowered, up to 10 cm long with few short branches. Pedicels 1-2 mm, obconical. Tepals ovate, acutish, fleshy, c. 2 mm. Stamens 1.5 mm long; anthers broad; inner anthers truncate, upper cells smaller, latrorse; gland large attached to the basal part of the filament. Staminodes stipitate. Style as long as the ovary with peltate triquetrous stigma. Fruit globose, slightly fleshy, 5-10 mm in diameter, seated on a shallow, thin cup, 3-5 mm in diameter at the apex, 1-2 mm deep, the basal part fleshy, obconical, usually not differentiated from the obconical pedicel, together 5-7 mm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Kasaragode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Malappuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Japan; widely cultivated
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Taliparamba
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