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Useful Tropical Plants

Ocotea cinnamomoides

(Kunth) Kosterm.

Lauraceae


There is a great deal of confusion over the correct name for this species, with Nectandra cinnamomoides, Ocotea cymbarum and Ocotea quixos all being used by different authorities[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. We have decided to go with Ocotea cinnamomoides for the present.

+ Synonyms

Acrodiclidium cinnamomoides (Kunth) Mez

Laurus cinnamomoides Kunth

Nectandra cinnamomoides (Kunth) Nees

Common Name:

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General Information

Ocotea cinnamomoides is a tree.
The plant is gathered from the wild for use as a spice - it is also sometimes cultivated in Ecuador.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Ecuador.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The calyx of the flowers, and the bark, are used as a spice[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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