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Cinnamomum tamala (indian bark)

Synonyms: Cinnamomum albiflorum; Cinnamomum lindleyi; Cinnamomum reinwardti; Cinnamomum veitchii; Cinnamomum zwartzii; Laurus albiflora; Laurus cassia; Laurus culilawan; Laurus sailyana; Laurus soilyana; Laurus tamala; Laurus triplinervia; Persea tamala

Wikipedia Abstract

Cinnamomum tamala, Indian bay leaf, also known as tejpat, tejapatta, Malabar leaf, Indian bark, Indian cassia, or malabathrum, is a tree within the Lauraceae family which is native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It can grow up to 20 m (66 ft) tall. It has aromatic leaves which are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. It is thought to have been one of the major sources of the medicinal plant leaves known in classic and medieval times as malabathrum (or malobathrum).
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [2]  0.575


Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[3]



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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Chave 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.
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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