Cinnamomum camphora

Family Lauraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCamphor Laurel, Camphor Tree, Formosa Camphor, Gum Camphor, Japanese Camphor, Shiu Leaf, True Camphor
SynonymsCinnamomum camphora (L.) T.Nees & C.H.Eberm.; Cinnamonum camphora orth. var. G.J. Harden & L.J.Murray; Laurus camphora L.
Growth formTree
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)30
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Asia, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Indian Ocean Islands, North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Pastures, Riparian systems, Urban areas (including trails), Wet sclerophyll forest, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1810

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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