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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Magnoliids
Scientific name  Cananga
Rank  Genus
Clade  Angiosperms
Family  Annonaceae
Higher classification  Annonaceae
Order  Magnoliales
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Similar  Ylang‑ylang, Annonaceae, Uvaria, Artabotrys, Magnoliales

Cananga odorata ylang ylang tree flower of flowers chanel no 5 perfume flowers

Cananga is a small genus of trees in the family Annonaceae. One of its species, Cananga odorata, is important as the source of the perfume ylang-ylang. Two species are recognized:


  • Cananga brandisiana (Pierre) Saff., syn. Cananga latifolia (Hook.f. & Thomson) Finet & Gagnep.
  • Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Cananga latifolia is listed as a separate species in some sources, but the basionym, Unona latifolia Hook.f. & Thomson, is a later homonym of Unona latifolia Dunal and so is not an acceptable name. Unona brandisiana was explicitly proposed as a replacement name.

    Cananga odorata ylang ylang


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