Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm.

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Cinnamomum camphora

Picture: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

Cinnamomum camphora

Picture: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cinnamomum camphora

Picture: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cinnamomum camphora

Picture: Mark Hyde
Groombridge Avenue, near junction with The Chase, Harare

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Synonyms: Camphora officinarum Nees
Laurus camphora L.
Persea camphora (L.) Spreng.
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Worldwide distribution: China, Taiwan and Japan
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Growth form(s): Tree.
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Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 423.

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 172. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cinnamomum camphora
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cinnamomum camphora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cinnamomum camphora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cinnamomum camphora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cinnamomum camphora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cinnamomum camphora
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cinnamomum camphora
JSTOR Plant Science: Cinnamomum camphora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cinnamomum camphora
Plants of the World Online: Cinnamomum camphora
Tropicos: Cinnamomum camphora
Wikipedia: Cinnamomum camphora

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cinnamomum camphora., retrieved 28 September 2023

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