Red Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Common Names: Camphor, Camphor Laurel
Distribution: Native to Southeast Asia, widely planted throughout tropical and subtropical regions worldwide
Color/Appearance: Light brown, frequently with shades of gray, red or olive green.
Janka Hardness: 950 lbf
Density: 2.75 lb./b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Camphor has been reported to cause skin and respiratory irritation, as well as a number of other effects, such as headaches, giddiness and asthma-like symptoms.
Common Uses: Veneer, turned objects, chests, cabinetry and furniture.
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