Synonyms: Cinnamomum bejolghota (Buch.-Ham.) Sweet
Family: Lauraceae - Laurel family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Tejpata (Bangla).
Tribal Name: Shifruu (Marma).
Shrubs, evergreen. Bark gray. Bark and leaves often aromatic. Leaves alternate, infrequently opposite. Leaf blade with (1- 3) primary veins, papery to leathery; surfaces glabrous or variously pubescent. Inflorescences appearing when mature leaves are present, axillary, panicles. Flowers bisexual.
Tepals deciduous or persistent, white, green, or yellow, equal. Stamens 9, anthers 4-locular, 4-valved. Ovary ovoid-ellipsoid. Drupe bluish black, nearly globose, seated in small cupule with entire single rim or tepals persistent.
Extract prepared form leaf and mixed with mildly hot water taken two or three tea spoonfuls twice daily for two-three days to treat difficulty of breath during cheast pain (dyspnoea), [Marma].
Cinnamomum obtusifolium Schaeffer
Cultivated throughout the country.