Lauraceae (laurel family) Cinnamomum

Cinnamomum glanduliferum Nepal camphor tree


Three trees related to the commonly grown camphor tree are standing along the Engineering buildings on Escondido Mall opposite the back of Memorial Church. The leaves have a characteristic camphor smell but have not had the best appearance, perhaps because of frost. Street tree specimens can be seen in Palo Alto at 355 Parkside Drive and nearby houses.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.