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CLIMBING  YLANG YLANG  #1  /  (Bangla = কাঁঠালী চাঁপা) | by 3Point141
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CLIMBING YLANG YLANG #1 / (Bangla = কাঁঠালী চাঁপা)

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A native of India and Sri Lanka, this intensely fragrant, six-petal (hence hexapetalus) flower got reclassified into its present day valid botanical systematics around 1956 by the famous Indian Botanist, the Late Madan Mal Bhandari. That is why it is also known as the Bhandari Vine.

  

NAMES AROUND THE WORLD:

ENGLISH : Bhandari vine (India), Climbing ilang ilang, Climbing ylang ylang, Tail grape, Ylang ylang vine.

SANSKRIT : Hara champa, Harachampaka, Madanah, Nilachampaka.

BENGALI : Kanthali chaanpa

THAI : Kradang nga chin

BURMESE : Kada ngan

HINDI : Madmanti, Madanmast, Hari champa.

KANNADA : Manoranjanballi .

MALAYALAM : Madanakameswari

MARATHI : Hirvachampa.

TAMIL : Mano ranjitam

TELUGU : Manoranjitam

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An unripe bloom of the climbing Ylang Ylang

Artabotrys hexapetalus

Family Annonaceae

Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Ft. Myers, Florida, USA.

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NOTE:

This should not be confused with the 'Tree' Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata).

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For the roles of the hooks and the thorns that enable this plant to 'climb', please go to the most definitive research on the subject titled,

 

THORN AND HOOK ONTOGENY IN ARTABOTRYS HEXAPETALUS

www.amjbot.org/content/87/11/1561.full

Published by 2 authors in the

American Journal Of Botany

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Taken on May 23, 2009