Cinnamomum heyneanum

Abstract: Cinnamomum heyneanum Nees, an endemic wild relative of commercial Cinnamon, confined only to type collection from Karnataka state and thought to be extinct until the recent rediscovery after 185 years from the evergreen forests of Kerala. The present article discusses the ex situ conservation of this critically endangered Lauraceous aromatic species through field gene bank of the Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI) and successful clonal multiplication through air layering for further advance research and bioprospecting of the same. More

Cinnamomum heyneanum Nees in Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 76. 1831. ??? xia ye gui Cinnamomum burmannii (Nees & T. Nees) Blume var. angustifolium (Hemsley) C. K. Allen; C. burmannii f. heyneanum (Nees) H. W. Li; C. linearifolium Lecomte; C. pedunculatum Nees var. angustifolium Hemsley. Small trees. Branchlets slender, glabrous. Leaves alternate or subopposite; petiole terete, ca. More