Aglaia Odorata Lour  • 

General description

Aglaia odorata is a species of plant in the Meliaceae family. It is found inCambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and possibly Laos.

It is occasionally sold as a house plant under the name "Chinese perfume plant." It can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 9 and 10.

It is a evergreen shrub or small tree, 4-7m tall. Multi-branched, usually young part with stellate ferruginous scales. Odd-pinnate compound leaves alternate, 5-12cm long, rachis narrow-winged; leaflets 3-5, opposite, obovoid to oblong, 2-7cm long, 1-3.5cm wide, apex blunt, base cuneate, margin entire, glabrous. Panicles axillary; flowers polygamous, dioecious; calyx 5 lobes , lobes round; petals 5, yellow, oblong to nearly round, extremely fragrant; stamens 5, filaments connated to tube, tube slightly shorter than petals, apex margin entire; ovary ovate, dense yellow coarse hairs, style extremely short, stigma with scattered star-shaped scales. Berry ovate or nearly spherical, diameter ca. 1cm, scattered star-shaped hairs when young, then become glabrous. Seeds with succulent aril. Flowering: June to November.

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1 - 700 cm
Needs protection