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Canella winterana (cinnamonbark; canella; wild cinnamon)

Synonyms: Canella alba; Canella canella; Canella laurifolia; Canella obtusifolia; Laurus winterana; Winterana canella; Winterana obtusifolia

Wikipedia Abstract

Canella is a monospecific genus containing the species Canella winterana, a tree native to the Caribbean from the Florida Keys to Barbados. Its bark is used as a spice similar to cinnamon, giving rise to the common names "cinnamon bark", "wild cinnamon", and "white cinnamon".
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.9

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve II 4859 Cuba  


Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[4]
Hemigymnaspis eugeniae[5]


Caribbean; North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
4Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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