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Useful Tropical Plants

Cinnamomum culitlawan

(L.) Kosterm.

Lauraceae


There is little knowledge and much confusion surrounding this plant, with many of the reports in literature actually wrongly acribed to this species[
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+ Synonyms

Cinnamomum culilaban (L.) J.S.Presl.

Cinnamomum culilawan (Roxb.) J.S.Presl.

Laurus culitlawan L.

Common Name: Kulitlawang

Cinnamomum culitlawan
A drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Adolphus Ypey
Public domain

General Information

Kulitlawang is a tree with slender branchlets[
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The plant is harvested from the wild as a spice and for medicinal purposes.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

The bark smells of cloves (this is the meaning of 'kulitlawang') and is used as a spice[
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The oil is a source of eugenol, which can be used for the synthesis of vanillin[
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The root bark also has a fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) flavour and has been used as a substitute for sassafras bark (Sassafras albidum)[
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Medicinal

The bark smells of cloves (this is the meaning of 'kulitlawang') and is used medicinally[
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Other Uses

The wood is not suitable for timber but is good for fuel[
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Propagation

Seed -

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