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

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Anak Bukit, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.Cananga odorata var. fruticosa, dwarf ylang-ylang, grows as small tree or compact shrub with highly scented flowers. Sometimes called "Kenanga kebun".Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson, Annonaceae. CN: [Malay - Kenanga], Ylang-ylang, Cananga tree, Ilang-ilang, fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant, Perfume tree. Distribution - Indo-China (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam), Malesia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines), Australia - Queensland; elsewhere naturalized and cultivated. The tree valued for its perfume. The essential oil derived from the flowers is used in aromatherapy and floral theme perfume.Synonym(s):Cananga mitrastigma (F.Muell.) Domin Cananga odorata var. velutina (Blume) Koord. & Valeton Cananga scortechinii King Canangium mitrastigma (F.Muell.) Domin Canangium odoratum (Lam.) King Canangium scortechinii King Fitzgeraldia mitrastigma F.Muell.Unona fitzgeraldii F.Muell. Unona leptopetala Dunal Unona odorata (Lam.) Baill.Uvaria axillaris Roxb. Uvaria farcta Wall. Uvaria hortensis Noronha Uvaria odorata Lam.Ref. and suggested reading:FRIM Flora Databasewww.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2695745www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?8805en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cananga_odorata

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