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Cinnamomum camphora
(Lauraceae)

camphor laurel, camphor tree

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Cinnamomum camphora is native to eastern Asia (China, Taiwan, Korea). 


Species description or overview

Information about Cinnamomum camphora from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
online

Cinnamomum camphora information from PIER
Information on Cinnamomum camphora as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Cinnamomum camphora on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Cinnamomum camphora in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.

Cinnamomum camphora description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Cinnamomum camphora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Cinnamomum camphora information from "Common forest trees of Hawaii" View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Cinnamomum camphora is presented with respect to this species being a forest tree in Hawaii. The information on this site is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) 1989 publication by Little and Skolmen entitled "Common forest trees of Hawaii (native and introduced)."


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Cinnamomum camphora
Nomenclatural information about Cinnamomum camphora is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Cinnamomum camphora information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cinnamomum camphora--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Cinnamomum camphora information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Cinnamomum camphora, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Cinnamomum camphora
Nomenclatural information about Cinnamomum camphora is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae): species information from GCW
Information on Cinnamomum camphora as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Cinnamomum camphora impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Cinnamomum camphora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

Cinnamomum camphora weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Cinnamomum camphora for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Cinnamomum camphora management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Cinnamomum camphora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Images of Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae) (camphor tree)
Links to high-resolution free images of Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae) (camphor tree) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Cinnamomum camphora information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cinnamomum camphora in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cinnamomum camphora images from PIER
Images of Cinnamomum camphora provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Cinnamomum camphora information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cinnamomum camphora in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Plants of Hawaii: Cinnamomum camphora -- MAPS
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Cinnamomum camphora information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cinnamomum camphora--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Cinnamomum camphora on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Cinnamomum camphora in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Cinnamomum camphora worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Cinnamomum camphora is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


Full-text articles

Kanaio Natural Area Reserve: biological inventory and management recommendations
Medeiros, Arthur C., Lloyd L. Loope, and C.G. Chimera. 1993. Kanaio Natural Area Reserve: biological inventory and management recommendations. Natural Area Reserve System, State of Hawaii.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens
Dawson, Wayne, Ahmed S. Mndolwa, David F. R. P. Burslem, and Philip E. Hulme. 2008. Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens. Biodiversity Conservation. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

Cinnamomum camphora on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the species Cinnamomum camphora in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Experts

Cinnamomum camphora contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Cinnamomum camphora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Cinnamomum camphora references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Cinnamomum camphora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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