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Cinnamomum zeylanicum Cinnamon Kayu manis Lauraceae

Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamon, Kayu manis


Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamon, Kayu manisA 30 ft (9 m) high tree from southern India and SrCinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamon, Kayu manisi Lanka, this species has light brown, papery bark. Its large oblong leaves are bright red when young, maturing to deep green with conspicuous white veins.
Loose panicles of inconspicuous yellow flowers are followed by purplish fruit in structures very like acorn cups.
This species is the main source of cinnamon, obtained by peeling bark from smaller branches and letting it dry into quills.
In plantations the trees are regularly coppiced to shrub height and the bark obtained from the vigorous new growths.
Cultivation: Most species require tropical or subtropical conditions, with fairly high rainfall;
They do best in full sun or dappled shade in deep, free-draining soil with plentiful water. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamon, Kayu manis
Propagate from seed sown