Taxon: Osmanthus fragrans Lour.

 
Genus: Osmanthus
Family: Oleaceae
      Tribe: Oleeae
Nomen number: 26123
Place of publication: Fl. cochinch. 1:29. 1790
Name Verified on: 23-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-May-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • sweet osmanthus  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • olivier odorant  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Duftblüte  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • gin-mokusei  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • flor-do-emperador  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • mu xi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (for wine and tea in China fide Flower Oils)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Krussmann)
  • Materials: essential oils (used in perfumery fide Flower Oils)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guizhou, - Sichuan, - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Sikkim, - Assam, - Nagaland; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Green, P. S. 1958. A monographic revision of Osmanthus in Asia and America Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 22:484-495.
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Pajaujis Anonis, D. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery. 1993 (Flower Oils)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Osmanthus fragrans Lour. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Osmanthus fragrans cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.