學名：Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kaneh.
英名：Pseudo Cinnamomum、Indigenous Cinnamon
An evergreen tree in the genus Cinnamomum, endemic to Taiwan, distributed in the middle and low altitude mountains in Taiwan. Branchlets are slender and green. Thin leathery ovate-elliptic lanceolate leaves are alternate with triple nerves. Young leaves are red and grayish white on the back. Cymose panicle axillary with 6 white petals. It produces drupes which is oval-shaped and ripe purple black. Flowering in spring and fruiting in summer.
Suitable for full sun in warm environment, saplings are slightly shade tolerant. Grow well in acidic and water-retained soils. Apply long-active fertilizers once every season. Pruning the weak and defective branches in the crown. Seeding, air layering, cuttings and grafting are used to propagate.
The dense crown makes it a great shade tree. The bark can be a substitute of cinnamon and the leaf can be directly used to chew, brew tea, soak in wine and drink. The essential oil extracted from the leaves has the effects of aroma, sterilization and sweetening, and can be added into cleaning products and foods.