Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Annonaceae
  • Species : Cananga odorata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Common name : Scented Ylang-Ylang
  • Key identification features : A tall evergreen tree. Bark with scars of fallen branches like the shape of an eye. Leaves are simple, oblong, dark and glossy. Flowers are fragrant, orange-yellow in colour with about 6 petals. Stamens and pistils are numerous. Fruits are in green fleshy clusters.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Planted often in gardens. The flowers are highly fragrant and used in perfumery industries.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Eastern Tropics from India to N.Queensland and Philippines; throughout Malaysia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Cananga odorata. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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