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Cinnamomum loureiroi (cinnamon)

Synonyms: Camphorina saigonica; Cinnamomum loureiri; Cinnamomum loureiri var. scrobiculatum; Cinnamomum saigonicum; Cinnamomum scrobiculatum; Laurus cinnamomum

Wikipedia Abstract

Saigon cinnamon (Cinnamomum loureiroi, also known as Vietnamese cinnamon or Vietnamese cassia and quế trà my, quế thanh, or " quế trà bồng" in Vietnam) is an evergreen tree indigenous to mainland Southeast Asia. Despite its name, Saigon cinnamon is more closely related to cassia (C. cassia) than to cinnamon (C. verum, “true cinnamon”, Ceylon cinnamon), though in the same genus as both. Saigon cinnamon has 1-5% essential oil in content and 25% cinnamaldehyde in essential oil, which is the highest of all the cinnamon species. Consequently, of the three species, Saigon cinnamon commands the highest price.
View Wikipedia Record: Cinnamomum loureiroi

Invasive Species

Cirsium arvense is an herbaceous perennial in the Aster family. It occurs in nearly every upland herbaceous community within its range, and is a particular threat in grassland communities and riparian habitats. C. arvense is shade intolerant and can tolerate soils with up to 2% salt content. It grows on all but waterlogged, poorly aerated soils, including clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, sandy clay, sand dunes, gravel, limestone, and chalk, but not peat. It spreads primarily by vegetative means, and secondarily by seed. The seeds spread as a contaminant in agricultural seeds in hay and in cattle and horse droppings and on farm machinery. It produces an abundance of bristly-plumed seeds that are easily dispersed by the wind and they may also be transported by water.
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Height [1]  43 feet (13 m)
Width [1]  52 feet (16 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-Low
Shade Percentage [1]  90 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-High
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.498
Structure [3]  Tree


Abgrallaspis cyanophylli (cyanophyllum scale)[5]
Adoxophyes privatana (Appleleaf-curling moth)[6]
Aglaopus glareola[6]
Aiteta apriformis[6]
Altha nivea[6]
Anisodes obrinaria[6]
Anthene emolus (Ciliate Blue)[6]
Archips seditiosa[6]
Arctornis submarginata[6]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Asura sagenaria[6]
Athrypsiastis symmetra[6]
Attacus taprobanis[6]
Aulacaspis litzeae[5]
Aulacaspis tubercularis (cinnamomum scale)[5]
Avitta quadrilinea[6]
Avitta rufifrons[6]
Bembina isabellina[6]
Birthamula chara[6]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[5]
Ceroplastes sinensis (hard wax scale)[5]
Cheritra freja (Common imperial butterfly)[6]
Chilasa clytia (Common mime butterfly)[7]
Chrysomphalus dictyospermi (dictyospermum scale)[8]
Cleora alienaria[6]
Cleora tulbaghata[6]
Clethrogyna turbata[6]
Dasychira albiplaga[6]
Dindica polyphaenaria[6]
Dudua aprobola[6]
Ectropis bhurmitra[6]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[5]
Eudemopsis purpurissatana[6]
Euproctis howra[6]
Fascellina chromataria[6]
Fascellina plagiata[6]
Gibbovalva civica[6]
Graphium sarpedon (Green triangle butterfly)[6]
Gymnoscelis imparatalis[6]
Hemiberlesia palmae (tropical palm scale)[8]
Homodes bracteigutta[6]
Homona coffearia[6]
Homona fatalis[6]
Homona mermerodes[6]
Hypolycaena erylus (Common Tit)[6]
Hypomecis transcissa[6]
Hyposidra talaca[6]
Jodis rhabdota[6]
Kilifia acuminata (acuminate scale)[5]
Mahasena corbetti[6]
Mitulaspis malayana[5]
Neoplatylecanium cinnamomi[5]
Noctuides thurivora[6]
Oceanaspidiotus spinosus (spinose scale)[5]
Odites atmopa[6]
Olene inclusa[6]
Orgyia basinigra[6]
Orgyia osseata[6]
Orgyia postica[6]
Phaecasiophora cornigera[6]
Phyllocnistis chrysophthalma[6]
Pingasa ruginaria[6]
Pinnaspis buxi (bamboo mussel-scale)[8]
Podoparalecanium machili[5]
Pompelon marginata[6]
Protopulvinaria pyriformis (pyriform scale)[5]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[5]
Racotis inconclusa[6]
Sauris hirudinata[6]
Semnopithecus johnii (hooded leaf monkey)[9]
Silvestraspis uberifera[5]
Somena scintillans[6]
Sorolopha archimedias[6]
Sorolopha cyclotoma[6]
Sorolopha semiculta[6]
Stericta callibrya[6]
Suana concolor[6]
Tetramoera schistaceana (Grey borer of sugar cane)[6]


Caribbean; Oceania;



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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
9Food Selection by the South Indian Leaf-Monkey, Presbytis johnii, in Relation to Leaf Chemistry, John F, Oates, Peter G. Waterman and Gillian M. Choo, Oecologia (Berl.) 45, 45-56 (1980)
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