Camphor Tree


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camphor tree

[′kam·fər ‚trē]
(botany)
Cinnamomum camphora. A plant of the laurel family (Lauraceae) in the order Magnoliales from which camphor is extracted.

Camphor Tree

 

(Cinnamomum camphora), an evergreen tree of the family Lauraceae. Height, 20–50 m. It has leathery, aromatic leaves. Its small flowers are plain and whitish. All parts of the tree contain essential camphor oil; the camphor is obtained from the oil by oxidation. The wood of this tree is not damaged by insects. It grows wild in South China (primarily on the islands of Taiwan and Hainan) and in southern Japan; it is also grown in these regions for commercial purposes. In the USSR the camphor tree is grown on the Black Sea Shore of the Caucasus, but only on a small scale; camphor is obtained primarily from synthetic sources.

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The camphor tree belongs to the laurel family of plants (Lauraceae), many of which are aromatic trees.
Now, the trunks of these camphor trees are smooth, straight and green, but in a few years' time, they will become deeply furrowed, develop a sculptured branching structure, and turn dark gray in color.
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Camphor trees are native to areas of China and Japan where the soil is sandy and the rainfall significant.
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On Wednesday, the lively crowd of 25 kids, ages 5-13, toiled in the hot sun, digging holes for five camphor trees and adding to the dozen-or-so saplings that dot the small community park.