Cinnamomum wightii Meisn., Prodr. 15(1): 11 1864. (syn: Cinnamomum ovalifolium Gardner ex Meisn.) ?;

This species is endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. A single herbarium specimen collected from Coorg district in the early 19th century (deposited in Kew Herbarium, UK) was the only collection from Karnataka. It is rarely seen in Eravikulam and Mannavan shola forests in Idukki district and Silent Valley of Kerala. In Tamil Nadu, it is frequent in the higher altitude of High Wavy Mountains, Kodaikanal, Nilgiri and Anamalai forests.

Citation: Saha, D., Ved, D., Ravikumar, K. & Haridasan, K. 2015. Cinnamomum wightii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T50126581A50131315. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T50126581A50131315.en. Downloaded on 08 October 2017.

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281011-MS – 64- Tree ID requested: Please identify the tree . Photos taken on 23.10.11. Near Abbi Falls, Coorg. Young leaves brownish pink or red


A species of Cinnamomum of Lauraceae family. Please let us know the altitude of the place (approximate), height of the plant, whether the young branches were pubescent or covered by any dry powder like substance etc.


Apparently similar to Cinnamomum wightii? or C. sulphuratum


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