Padang Cassia Plant Information
Padang Cassia grows in the following 1 states:Hawaii
Cinnamomum burmannii, also known as Indonesian cinnamon, Padang cassia, Batavia cassia, or korintje, is one of several plants in the genus Cinnamomum whose bark is sold as the spice cinnamon. The most common and cheapest type of cinnamon in the US is made from powdered C. burmannii.Cinnamomum burmannii oil contains no eugenol., but higher amounts of coumarin than cassia and Ceylon cinnamon with 2.14 g/kg in an authenticated sample. It is also sold as quills of one layer.
C. burmannii is an evergreen tree growing up to 7 m in height with aromatic bark and smooth, angular branches. The leaves are glossy green, oval, and about 10cm (3.9in) long and 3-4cm (1.2-1.6in) wide. Small yellow flowers bloom in early summer, and produce a dark drupe.
Cinnamomum burmanii is native to Southeast Asia and Indonesia. It is normally found in West Sumatra and western Jambi province, with the Kerinci region being especially known as the center of production of quality, high essential-oil crops. C. burmanii grows in wet, tropical climates, and is an introduced species in parts of the subtropical world, particularly in Hawaii, where it is naturalized and invasive. It was introduced to Hawaii from Asia in 1934 as a crop plant.
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