English Name: Camphor Laurel

Latin Name: Cinnamomum camphora

Family: Lauraceae

Genus: Cinnamomum

Brief introduction: Cinnamomum camphora (commonly known as Camphor tree, Camphorwood or camphor laurel) is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 40 meters tall, with trunk up to 5 meters. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. Cinnamomum camphora is native to Taiwan, southern Japan, southeast China and Indochina, where it is also cultivated for camphor and timber production.