Thursday, August 4, 2011

Daruchini Ful (দারুচিনি ফুল) - Cinnamomum zeylanicum

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Bengali Name : Daruchini (দারুচিনি).
Common Name : Cinnamon
Botanical Name : Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Family : Lauraceae

আমার অফিসের পাশেই একটা দারুচিনির গাছ আছে... প্রথমে আমরা সবাই এটাকে তেজপাতা গাছ বলে ধরে নিয়েছিলাম... গাছটার পাতা দেখতে অনেকটাই তেজপাতার মতন... কিন্তু পাতা থেকে কোনো গন্ধ আসছিলনা... সন্দেহ হওয়াতে খোজ খবর নিলাম... পরে মিলিয়ে দেখলাম আসলে এইটা একটা দারুচিনির গাছ... গাছটার কচি পাতাগুলো খুব সুন্দর... সকলের দেখার জন্য দেয়া হলো...

Suddenly the Cinnamon tree beside my office started to generate new buds for its further exploration. Those colorful immature leafs from that cinnamon plant are nonetheless of a flower. However, the flowers are small and looks yellow mainly for it's stamens. But actually the flowers are greenish white in color where it can have around six petals.

A mature cinnamon leaf usually looks similar to a 'Bay Leaf' with subtle difference. The new buds from the tree have a lovely color. It is something dark red and having lovely foliage. If you check the images from the article, you'll find how adorable those glossy cinnamon leafs are.

This plant pertains to the family Lauraceae(Lauren family). Scientific name of the plant is Cinnamomum zeylanicum. This is known as Cinnamon widely. In Bangladesh this is known as Darchini(দারচিনি), Daruchini(দারুচিনি), etc. The bark from this plant are widely using as spice in Asia.

If you are further interested about this evergreen plant, you can check it from WikiPedia.

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
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