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

  • Family : ANNONACEAE
  • 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
  • Vernacular name : Apurvachampaca (Kan.)
  • 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
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia
  • Comments : Source of Ylang-Ylang oil.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore; Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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