IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)

Cinnamomum riparium Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 128 1925. ;


Malayalam Aattuvayana


Few collections of C. riparium exist. It occurs along the coast, in the Travancore hills, and Coorg, Western Ghats. This species may also occur in the Travancore hills.

A tree of lowland to medium elevation forest.

Small trees. Leaves opposite to subopposite, 7-11 x1.5-3.5 cm, acuminate at apex, broadly attenuate at base, 3-ribbed, c.0.5 cm above from base. Panicles few-flowered, lax. Peduncles 3-4 cm long. Pedicels slender, 0.8-1 cm long. Flowers 0.3-0.35 cm across. Perianth lobes 6, c. 0.1 cm long. Stamens in 3 rows; first and second introrse, 3 rd extrorse, glands attached to middle of filaments. Ovary ellipsoid; stigma peltate.
Flowering and fruiting: February-March
Banks of streams in evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)


Cinnamomum reparium Gamble : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors. 

Cinnamomum reparium Gamble; Fam: Lauraceae

25/04/2013, 250m Altitude

Cherrupuzha, near Kannur, Kerala
Small tree/ shrub, wild at the river bank
Leaves aromatic.

This looks similar to Cinnamomum heyneanum also