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cananga odorata

cananga odorata

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Botanical nameBotanical name::
CanangaCanan
 
gaodorataodorata
 
Local nameLocal name::KenangaKenangaFamilyFamily::AnnonaceaeAnnonaceae
 
 
Of Southeast Asian origin, CanangaOf Southeast Asian origin, Canangaodorata, commonly known as ylang-ylang,odorata, commonly known as ylang-ylang,is a medium-size tree that has beenis a medium-size tree that has beenintroduced into many islands in the Pacificintroduced into many islands in the Pacificfor its fragrant flowers.for its fragrant flowers.
This species is often found growingThis species is often found growingspontaneously in secondary forests andspontaneously in secondary forests andagro forests, where it regenerates easily.agro forests, where it regenerates easily.It is also a common garden ornamental.It is also a common garden ornamental.
In Madagascar and the Comoro Islands,In Madagascar and the Comoro Islands,ylang-ylang is valued as the source forylang-ylang is valued as the source forylang-ylang oil, which Figures prominentlyylang-ylang oil, which Figures prominentlyin the perfume industry andin the perfume industry andaromatherapy.aromatherapy.
INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION
 
 
Cananga odorataCananga odorata
, is a small but beautiful flower, is a small but beautiful flowerof the cananga tree. It is a fast-growing tree thatof the cananga tree. It is a fast-growing tree thatexceeds 5 meters per year and attains anexceeds 5 meters per year and attains anaverage height of 12 meters.average height of 12 meters.It grows in full or partial sun, and prefers theIt grows in full or partial sun, and prefers theacidic soils of its native rainforest habitat.acidic soils of its native rainforest habitat.A related species isA related species is
Cananga fruticosaCananga fruticosa
, which is a, which is adwarf ylang-ylang that grows as small tree ordwarf ylang-ylang that grows as small tree orcompact shrub with highly scented flowers.compact shrub with highly scented flowers.Ylang-ylang has been cultivated in temperateYlang-ylang has been cultivated in temperateclimates under conservatory conditions. Its fruitclimates under conservatory conditions. Its fruitare an important food item for birdsare an important food item for birds

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