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Artabotrys hexapetalus

at Kshanbhar Vishranti, Panvel, Maharashtra

 

Annonaceae (custard apple, sugar apple, or soursop family) » Artabotrys hexapetalus

 

ar-TAY-bot-riss -- Greek artao (support), botrys (bunch of grapes); tendril supports fruit

heks-uh-PET-uh-lus -- meaning six petals

 

commonly known as:

Bengali: kathali champa, কাঁঠালী চাঁপা kaanthaali chaanpaa • Burmese: kada ngan, padat ngan, tadaing hmwe • Chinese: ying zhao hua, ying zhao lan • English: bhandari vine (India), ilang ilang, tail grape, ylang ylang vine • French: coq du levant, coque du levant, ilang-ilang grimpant, liane ilang-ilang • Hawaiian: lanalana • Hindi: हरी चम्पा hari champa, मदनमस्त madanmast, madmanti*, मनोरंगिनी manorangini • Japanese: iraniran noki, tsuru iraniran • Kannada: kandaala sampige*, kandalisampage*, manoranjani hu balli*, manoranjini (manorangini), manoranjini hoovu • Malayalam: madanakameswari*, manoranjitam* • Manipuri: chini champa • Marathi: hirva champa, hirva chapa • Oriya: kalomuro • Portuguese: artabrotis trepador • Russian: Артаботрис artabotris, Иланг-иланг ilang-ilang • Sanskrit: hara champa, harachampaka, madanah* • Tamil: akkurotam*, antakam*, kanankay*, kulakayam*, kunarancitam*, makaticam*, manoranjidam*, manorancitam*, manoranjitham*, matanakamappu* • Telugu: manoranjidamu*, manoranjitamu*, muddasampenga*, phala sampenga*, phalasampangi*, sakalaphala sampenga*, sakalaphalasampangi*, sampangipurugu*, tiga sampangi • Thai: karawek (Central Thailand), kradang nga chin, saban nga chin

 

* these common names are more appropriate to A. odoratissimus

 

Origin: Tropical Asia

 

 

A medium size vine 8 to 10', producing flowers that are greenish in color and fade to yellow with age, and are extremely fragrant.

 

When young, this climber grows just like a regular shrub but at 5-6 ft, will start to vine. It is not an aggressive vine.

 

 

Reference: Flowers of India

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Taken on June 24, 2007