Cinnamon is a tree reaching up to 30 feet in height with a heavy, rough-scaled bark. Hidden white flowers occur in panicles. The red lance-shaped leaves become green with maturity and the smell of cinnamon with a hot, spicy taste.
Camphor can be obtained upon distillation of the fruit, an acorn-like oval berry. The inner bark of young shoots is dried for commercial use. The trees prefer a rainforest-type environment with very sandy soils and little organic matter.
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