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1. Small tree growing to 20 m.  Bark=reddish brown with irrgular furrows.  Leaves=ovate (to 25 cm) with wavy margins and smell of camphor when crushed  Fruit=small ball (1 cm), purple when ripe
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Small tree growing to 20 m.  Bark=reddish brown with irrgular furrows.  Leaves=ovate (to 25 cm) with wavy margins and smell of camphor when crushed  Fruit=small ball (1 cm), purple when ripe
  
 
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Description

1) The wood of the camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora, native to southeastern Asia. Camphorwood smells strongly of camphor and has been used for small carvings and decorative items. The camphor tree is considered an invasive specis in Australia.

2) See Kapur.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kusu (Jap.); Campherbaum (Deut.); camphrier (Fr.); arbre à camphre (Fr.); alcanforero (Esp.); câmforeira (Port.); canforo (It.); Cynamonowiec kamforowy (Pol.); camphor wood; camphortree; camphor laurel

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Other Properties

Small tree growing to 20 m. Bark=reddish brown with irrgular furrows. Leaves=ovate (to 25 cm) with wavy margins and smell of camphor when crushed Fruit=small ball (1 cm), purple when ripe

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 135
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Website address 1 Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)

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