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Taxon: Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T. Nees) Nees ex Blume

Genus: Cinnamomum
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 10577
Place of publication: Bijdr. 569. 1826
Comment: the epithet is based on a well-established latinized form that Burman himself adopted (Melbourne ICN Rec. 60C.2) and is not correctable under Melbourne ICN Art. 60.12
Name verified on: 05-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Batavia cinnamon   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Batavia-cassia   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • Indonesian-cassia   (Source: HerbSpices ) – English
  • Java-cassia   (Source: HerbSpices ) – English
  • Korintje-cassia   (Source: HerbSpices ) – English
  • Padang cinnamon   (Source: HerbSpices ) – English
  • Padang-cassia   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • yin xiang   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • cannelier de Malaisie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Birmazimt   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Birmazimtbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Padangzimt   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Padangzimtbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • falsa-canforeira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.e.?]
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, Java; Philippines

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii


  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis.
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Kostermans, A. J. G. H. 1986. A monograph of the genus Cinnamomum Schaeff. (Lauraceae): part 1. Ginkgoana 6:37.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T. Nees) Nees ex Blume:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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