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A genus of some forty evergreen trees, natives of the warmer parts of E. Asia. In addition to C. camphora other species are of economic importance. The spice cinnamon is made from the shoots of C. zeylanicum, a native of Ceylon but now grown in many tropical regions. An inferior form is made from C. cassia, cultivated in China since the earliest historical times.

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