The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Cinnamomum heyneanum Nees



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2003 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Karnataka, Western Ghats, India


Biology & Ecology










Humphreys, Aelys M. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Kumar, E. S. S., Geethakumary, M. P., Pandurangan, A. G. and Shaju, T. (2003). Rediscovery of Cinnamomum heyneanum Nees (Lauraceae) – a species endemic to the Western Ghats. Indian J. Forest. 26: 409-411.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Ramesh, B.R. and Pascal, J.-P. (1997). Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India). Distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. Institut Français de Pondichéry.

Robi, A. J. and Udayan, P. S. (2017). A Reinvestigation on the Taxonomic Identity and Nomenclature of Cinnamomum heyneanum and C. riparium (Lauraceae) in the Western Ghats, India. Nelumbo 59(1): [pagination?]. DOI: [Abstract]

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1998). Cinnamomum heyneanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38781A10144462. Downloaded on 14 October 2017.

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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