EPPO Global Database

Cinnamomum camphora(CINCA)

Last modification: 2002-07-18

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CINCA
  • Preferred name: Cinnamomum camphora
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) J. Presl


China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, southeast Asia. Widely cultivated there and in other countries as an ornamental tree, and used as a source of camphor. Introduced in Bangladesh, northeast India, Western Africa, USA, Central America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Camphora officinarum Nees
Persea camphora (Linnaeus) Sprengel

Common names
Name Language
camphor English
camphor laurel English
camphor tree English
Japanese camphor tree English
majestic beauty camphor English (US)
Kampferbaum German
camphrier French
laurier du Japon French
alcanforero Spanish
albero confora Italian
albero della confora Italian
alloro canforato Italian
laurocanfora Italian
kamferboom Dutch
alcanforeira Portuguese
kamferträd Swedish
クスノキ Japanese
kusu-no-ki Japanese
камфорное дерево Russian
камфорный лавр Russian
коричник камфорный Russian
коричник камфорный Russian
zhāng Chinese