EPPO Global Database

Cananga odorata(CANOD)

Code created in: 2001-10-07

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CANOD
  • Preferred name: Cananga odorata
  • Authority: (Lamarck) Hooker & Thomson


Malesia, New Guinea, Australia. Cultivated as an ornamental tree, and for perfume, throughout the tropics.  A dwarf cultivated form is known as var. fruticosa. Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, some African countries, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Canangium odoratum (Lamarck) King

Common names
Name Language
macassar-oil tree English
perfume tree English
ylang-ylang English
Ylang-ylang-Baum German
canang odorant French
flor de ilán Spanish
ilang-ilang Spanish
ilan-ilán Spanish
cananga Portuguese
ilangue-ilangue Portuguese
kenanga Indonesian