Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T.Nees) Blume

Last updated: 30 April 2015

Scientific Name

Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T.Nees) Blume


Cinnamomum ammannii Lukman., Cinnamomum cassia Siebold [Illegitimate], Cinnamomum chinense Blume, Cinnamomum dulce (Roxb.) Nees, Cinnamomum dulce (Roxb.) Sweet, Cinnamomum hainanense Nakai, Cinnamomum kiamis Nees [Illegitimate], Cinnamomum macrostemon Hayata, Cinnamomum mindanaense Elmer, Cinnamomum mutabile Blume ex Miq., Cinnamomum thunbergii Lukman., Laurus burmanni Nees & T.Nees, Laurus dulcis Roxb., Persea dulcis (Roxb.) Spreng. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Kayu manis padang [2], kayu manis jawa [3]
English Mindanao cinnamon [2], Indonesian cassia,  Javanese cinnamon [3] padang cassia, cassia vera [4]
China Xiang jiao ye, shan rou gui, yin xiang [2]
Indonesia Kayu manis (Indonesian); ki amis (Sundanese); manis jangan (Javanese) [4]
Thailand Op choei chawa, op choei thai [2], suramarit (Nakhon Ratchasima) [4]
Philippines Kaliñgag (Manobo); kami (Bagobo) [4]
Vietnam Qu[ees] tr[ef]n, qu[ees] r[af]nh [2][4]
Korea Jyaba gyepi [2]
Japan Jawa nikkei, kinamomumu burumanii [2]
Denmark Indonesisk kanel [2]
Netherlands Indonesische kaneel, korintje-cassia [2]
Finland Jaavankaneli [2]
France Cannelle de padang, cannelle de Java, cannelier de Malaisie, cannelier de padang [2]
Germany Birmazimt, birmazimtbaum, indonesisches zimt, padangzimt, padang-zimt, Padangzimtbaum [2]
Hungary Indonéz fahéj [2]
Spain Canela de Java [2]
Russia Indoneziiskaya koritsa, korichnik burmana, korichnik iavanskaia, koritsa indonneziiskaia [2]
Portugal Falsa-canforeira [2]

Geographical Distributions

Cinnamomum burmanni is distributed in Malesia. [4]

Botanical Description

C. burmanni comes from the family of Lauraceae. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can reach up to 15 m tall. [4]

The leaves are sub-opposite while the petiole is 0.5-1 cm long. The blade is oblong-elliptical to lance-shaped, measuring 4-14 cm x 1.5-6 cm, pale red, finely hairy when young but hairless when older and glossy green above, glaucous and pruinose below. [4]

The inflorescence is a short axillary raceme. The pedicel is 4-12 mm long. The perianth is 4-5 mm long and after anthesis, the lobes tear off transversely about halfway. The stamens measure about 4 mm long and with 2 staminodes are 2 mm long. [4]

The ovoid berry measures about 1 cm long. [4]


It is cultivated in Indonesia (Java, Sumatra) and the Philippines. This plant occurs in Indonesia from sea level to 2000 m altitudes, but in the important production area of Padang, it grows best between 500-1500 m altitudes with an evenly distributed annual rainfall of 2000-2500 mm. The light and rich sandy loams yield the best bark. [4]

Chemical Constituent

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Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of C. burmanni (Nees & T.Nees) Blume [4]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T.Nees) Blume[homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Apr 18; cited 2015 Apr 28]. Available from:
  2. Philippines Medicinal Plants. Kami. Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T.Nees) Blume. [homepage on the internet] c2014. [updated 2014 Nov; cited 2015 Apr 30] Available from
  3. Herbal Medicine Research Centre, Institute Medical Research. Compendium of Medicinal Plants Used in Malaysia. Volume 1. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC IMR; 2002. p. 169.
  4. Cinnamomum burmanni (Nees & T.Nees) C. Nees ex Blume. In:de Guzman CC, Siemonsma JS, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 13: Spices. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publisher; 1999.