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[Shrub], tree, [parasitic vine], generally evergreen, aromatic; [dioecious or ± so]. Leaf: generally alternate, simple, unlobed [(lobed)], entire, generally thick; stipules 0. Inflorescence: [(flowers 1, head), raceme, panicle], umbel-like, enclosed by bracts [or not]. Flower: generally bisexual, generally ± yellow to ± green; hypanthium often calyx-tube-like, perianth parts in 2(3) whorls of 3, ± sepal-like; stamens [(3)]9[(12)], in whorls of 3, inner often with 2 stalked orange glands at base, 1 [or more] whorls often staminodes [or not], anthers  4-celled, opening by uplifting valves; pistil 1, simple, ovary generally superior, chamber 1, ovule 1, style 1, very short. Fruit: ± berry, often with swollen hypanthium, sepals.
± 54 genera, ± 3500 species: widespread in tropics, less so in temperate; some cultivated (Laurus, laurel, bay; Persea, avocado; Cinnamomum, cinnamon, camphor). [Buzgo et al. 2007 Int J Plant Sci 168:261–284; Carpenter et al. 2007 Int J Plant Sci 168:1191–1198] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Buzgo, M., Chanderbali, A. S., Kim, S., Zheng, Z., Oppenheimer, D. G., Soltis, P. S., & Soltis, D. E. 2007. Floral developmental morphology of Persea americana (avocado, Lauraceae): The oddities of male organ identity. Int J Plant Sci 168:261–284; Carpenter, R. J., Jordan, G. J., & Hill, R. S. 2007. A toothed Lauraceae leaf from the early Eocene of Tasmania, Australia. Int J Plant Sci 168:1191–1198]
Key to Lauraceae
Inflorescence: in leaf axils, panicle. Flower: perianth parts 6; stamens 9, anthers 4-celled.
± 350 species: tropics, subtropical America, Asia, Pacific Islands, Australia. (Greek: cinnamon)
Plant < 30 m. Leaf: 6–12 cm, 2.5–5.5 cm wide, ovate-elliptic, hairs 0 or sparse abaxially, 0 adaxially; basal pair of lateral veins stronger than distal, with axillary pit visible adaxially; petiole < blade. Inflorescence: 3–7 cm. Flower: perianth parts ± 2 mm, hairs 0 abaxially, present adaxially. Fruit: ovoid to spheric, 6–9 mm diam, purple.
2n=24. Moist places; < 150 m. nw San Joaquin Valley (Antioch Dunes), South Coast, sw Peninsular Ranges; native to tropical, subtropical eastern Asia. Camphor distilled from wood; fruit eaten, seeds dispersed by birds; reported pest in parts of Australia. Apr–May [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jan 28 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Cinnamomum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19477, accessed on Jan 28 2015
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