Ocotea odorifera

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Brazilian sassafras
Ocotea odorifera - Jardim Botânico de São Paulo - IMG 0329.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Ocotea
Species: O. odorifera
Binomial name
Ocotea odorifera
(Vell.) Rohwer

Ocotea pretiosa (Nees) Mez[2]

Ocotea odorifera is a species of plant in the Lauraceae family. It is an evergreen tree in the Ocotea genus. It is found in possibly Argentina, Brazil, and possibly Paraguay. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It is commonly known as Brazilian sassafras or American cinnamon; though it is not a true sassafras nor a true cinnamon, these plants are close relatives. In trade, the junior synonym Ocotea pretiosa is often used, and there is considerable confusion between the present taxon and Ocotea cymbarum.



  1. ^ Varty, N. 1998. Ocotea pretiosa. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 August 2007.
  2. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Ocotea". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Ocotea odorifera at Wikispecies