EPPO Global Database

Cinnamomum verum(CINZE)

Code created in: 2002-07-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CINZE
  • Preferred name: Cinnamomum verum
  • Authority: Presl


India (southern), Sri Lanka. Cultivated for its bark, from which the spice cinnamon is prepared in many tropical countries, and also used medicinally. Large individual trees are to be found in parks and botanic gardens in the Mediterranean region. Introduced in Indochina (Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam), Malesia (Java, Borneo, Philippines), China (including Taiwan), Tanzania, eastern Brazil, Argentina 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cinnamomum zeylanicum von Blume

Common names
Name Language
Ceylon cinnamon English
cinnamon bark tree English
Ceylonzimtbaum German
Kaneelbaum German
arbre à cannelle French
cannelier de Ceylan French
cannelier véritable French
canelero Spanish
palo de la canela Spanish (ES)
albero della cannella Italian
canella di Ceylon Italian
kaneelboom Dutch
caneleira Portuguese
caneleira-da-índia Portuguese
caneleira-do-ceilão Portuguese
kanelträd Swedish
корица Russian
коричник цейлонский Russian
cū mài guì Chinese
粗脉桂 Chinese
dalchini Hindi
दालचीनी Hindi
kayu manis Indonesian