Osmanthus fragrans Lour.

First published in Fl. Cochinch.: 29 (1790)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Himalaya to S. Japan. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Assam, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Korea, Marianas

Accepted Infraspecifics

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rajbhandari, K.R., Rai, S.K. & Chhetri, R. (2022). A Handbook of the Flowering Plants of Nepal 4: 1-522. Department of Plant Resources, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Xiang, Q.B. & Liu, Y.L. (2007). An illustrated monograph of the Sweet Osmanthus cultivars in China: 1-378. Zhejiang science & technology press.

Kew Species Profiles

  • Chang, M-C., Chiu, L-C., Wei, Z. & Green, P.S. (2011). Flora of China, Volume 15: Oleaceae. Osmanthus fragrans.
  • Ding Desheng & Kangming Yank (1989). Osmanthus fragrans in China. Perfum. Flavor. 14(5) (Sept.-Oct. 1989): 7-13.
  • Green, P.S. (1958). Osmanthus fragrans f. aurantiacus. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 22: 493.
  • Krussmann, G. (1986). Manual of Cultivated Broad-leaved Trees and Shrubs. Batsford, London.
  • Mabberley, D.J. (2008). Mabberley’s Plant-book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses. 3 rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Manandhar, N.P. (2002). Plants and People of Nepal. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
  • Omura, H., Honda, K. & Hayashi, N. (2000). Floral scent of Osmanthus fragrans discourages foraging behavior of cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae. J. Chem. Ecol. 26(3): 656-666.
  • Pinto, M.S. (2009). The Jesuits Le Cheron d´Incarville (1706-1757) and João de Loureiro (1717-1791) and the Plants of China. Presentation to the Macau Ricci Institute.
  • Stapf, O. (1928). Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus. Curtis’s Bot. Mag. 154: tab. 9211.
  • World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (2010). The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Xiang, Q.B. & Liu, Y.L. (2007). An illustrated monograph of the Sweet Osmanthus cultivars in China: 1-378. Zhejiang science & technology press.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [2809] India K000978701 Syntype Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Nepal K000978703 Unknown Type Material Yes

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  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Species Profiles

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