Cinnamomum iners Reinw.
Recent Synonyms: Cinnamomum nitidum Bl.
Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.
Growth Form or Habit: Tree.
Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire margin, oblong in shape, usually blunt at tip; trinerved. New leaves often reddish, fully expanded pale green, older leaves dark green. Spicy smell when crushed or torn.
Flowers: Tiny and yellow, in pale green panicles. Probably insect pollinated.
Habitat: Forest edges, secondary forests.
Occurance: Throughout Singapore.
Distribution: Native to Southeast Asia, from Thailand to Philippines and Java.
More pictures can be found at
(1) The Plant Observatory website