Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl, Prir. Rostlin 2: 36 1825. (Syn: Camphora camphora (L.) H.Karst. ….; Laurus camphora L.; Ocotea japonica (Garsault) Thell.; Persea camphora (L.) Spreng.; ….);
Camphor tree, Camphorwood, camphor laurel, shiu leaf, gum camphor, laurel camphor; Karpur (Hindi); pachai karpooram (Tamil: பச்சை கற்பூரம்); karpuram, harathi karpuram in Telugu;
An evergreen tree with ovate-elliptic leaves shed and immediately replaced in early spring, flowers in panicles; flowers yellowish; fruit globose, finally black.
Chopped wood of stem and roots is the source of natural camphor. Camphor oil of commerce is the oil from which camphor has been removed. Camphor is extensively used in medicine as counter-irritant in muscular strains, inflammations and rheumatic conditions, also used in cardiac depressions, hysteria and nervousness.
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Yes it is Cinnamomum camphora, the camphor tree
Yes … It is Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl.
common names Kapoor; camphor; Japanese camphor
Is this the source of Camphor we use in religious rituals ?
Karpuri Tulsi, Ocimum kilimandscharicum, has a camphor-like fragrance. Any connection also with Camphor, apart from the smell ?
You asked about Ocimum kilimandcharicum has any connection with Camphor? Yes indeed. During second world war time there were huge demand of camphor as a sedative medicine and Ocimum kilimandcharicum from Africa was the substitute for Cinnamomum camphora. This is from a personal intimation from one of my senior colleagues.
I am not sure but what I remember is this campher donot allow any other plant to grow nearby due to the alkaloids in roots, which we extrct as kapoor. Is it true?
Thanks … for info, which I have not come across before, on Camphor-rich plants. While searching further for Camphor in Wikipedia, I learnt that earlier Camphor was produced from Cinnamomum camphor, Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel), but now it is obtained from Turpentine synthetically.
Other plants/trees with camphor-like smell are :
Dryobalanops aromatica, Family: Dipterocarpaceae,
Camphor – Hindi name :- Kapoor ; Sanskrit – Karpur ; Tamil- Karpooram
It was nice of you to send the detailed extraction method. I was not knowing it. I had thought it to be similar to kattha, kat in marathin which is used in pan.
Cinnamomum camphora from Panchkula and Delhi:
Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl, Prir. Rostlin 2: 36 1825.
syn: Camphora officinarum Nees; Laurus camphora L.
Camphor tree, the source of camphor. An evergreen tree with ovate-elliptic leaves shed and immediately replaced in early spring, flowers in panicles; flowers yellowish; fruit globose, finally black.
Photographed from Herbal Garden Delhi and Cactus garden Panchkula
Chopped wood of stem and roots is the source of natural camphor. Camphor oil of commerce is the oil from which camphor has been removed. Camphor is extensively used in medicine as counter-irritant in muscular strains, inflammations and rheumatic conditions, also used in cardiac depressions,
hysteria and nervousness.
Common names: Camphor tree
Hindi: Kapur, karpu
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Lauraceae-Cinnamomum camphora from Panchkula-GSSEP06 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl, Prir. Rostlin 2: 36 1825.
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Lauraceae-Cinnamomum camphora from Delhi -GSSEP07: 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Cinnamomum camphora, photographed from Herbal Garden, Delhi.
Cinnamomum camphora–Lauraceae,-Flowers and tree.
Big tree, introduced from China and Japan. Planted very widely in New South Welse, Australia.
heavily scented, at present in full blossum.
Cinnamomum camphora : For Validation : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 300314 : AK-43 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pictures taken in Nov,2013. Cultivated tree. Kindly validate.
Looks like C. camphora, the Camphor Tree
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Lauraceae-Cinnamomum camphora from KUK-NS SEP 01: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
This tree was shot in flowers from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra…
Camphor Tree– Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl.
Nice image, yes it is
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Lauraceae-Cinnamomum camphora from California -GSSEP08 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Cinnamomum camphora, photographed from California
Small Tree For ID : California : 02NOV14 : AK-5 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
A small cultivated tree seen in the front yard of a house in Sacramento on 7th Oct,14..
Small berry-like green fruits turning black on ripening.
Have just this picture, since it was someone else’s garden, didn’t wait there.
Leaves were leathery reminded me of Ficus benjamina but the tiny fruits were different.
not ficus benjamina
look at the leaf veins
these are three arising at the very start
f. ben does it differently…. one main and then very thin ones run the entire length of the leaf at about 70 to 85 degrees to the main vein right up to the very edge where there is sort of networking of the veins.
Also fruits are on longish stalks
that if i remember correctly is also not ben.
what it is I don’t know… too many ficuses and too many cultivars. esp. from hawaii and malaya etc…
may be some of our ficus guys know…
also ben’s fruits start off green, turn yellow/orange and drop… only rarely do they turn black.. why and when … I don’t now.. disease? drought?
I know its not Ficus benjamina. This is something else. Just that the leaves from a distant looked similar.
Fruits are very different.
Adding a cropped picture…..hope it helps.
And this was seen in Fremont on the 28th of Sept, not in Sacramento.
To me it looks like Cinnamomum camphora, although not sure if it can grow in CA.
… may be just right
that would explain the black color of the fruit and the cap on the fruits and leaf veins
and … they do well in southern California
there is a famous stretch of a street in Pasadena lined with magnificent camphor trees, old mature ones. gets written up periodically in LA times.
Last night, Lauraceae came to my mind. And it turned out right. Many thanks for the id.
My trees are still not over, later I will start garden flowers and then fruits and vegetables.
There was so much to see and very little time.
Hoping to visit again and cover many more.
I think yes
Thanks and yes, perfectly matching with my pictures. Thanks for validation.
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I think this is a species of Neolitsea and not Cinnamomum as shown in the name board.
I think close to images at Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl
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Location: Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
Date: 8 April 2017
Altitude: 2600 ft.
Nepali Name : कपूर Kapoor
SK 3645 26 September 2022: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Ranibari, Kathmandu
Date: 21 September 2022
Habitat : Wild
Lauraceae ?? Which one ??
I am unable to recognize the genus under Lauraceae.
Not native, but planted.
May be so. I am not yet proficient with Cinnamomum.
Nepali Name : कपुर Kapur