Osmanthus fragrans (Wikipedia)

Osmanthus fragrans (lit.'fragrant osmanthus'), variously known as sweet osmanthus, sweet olive, tea olive, and fragrant olive, is a species native to Asia from the Himalayas through the provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan in Mainland China, Taiwan, southern Japan and Southeast Asia as far south as Cambodia and Thailand.

Osmanthus fragrans
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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Osmanthus
O. fragrans
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Osmanthus fragrans
  • Notelaea posua D.Don
  • Olea acuminata Wall. ex G.Don
  • Olea buchananii Lamb. ex D.Don
  • Olea fragrans Thunb.
  • Olea ovalis Miq.
  • Olea posua Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don [Invalid]
  • Osmanthus acuminatus (Wall. ex G.Don) Nakai
  • Osmanthus asiaticus Nakai
  • Osmanthus aurantiacus (Makino) Nakai
  • Osmanthus intermedius Nakai
  • Osmanthus latifolius (Makino) Koidz.
  • Osmanthus longibracteatus H.T.Chang
  • Osmanthus macrocarpus P.Y.Pai
Osmanthus fragrans
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In China, it is the "city flower" of the cities of Hangzhou, Zhejiang; Suzhou, Jiangsu; and Guilin, Guangxi. In Japan, it is the "city tree" of Kitanagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Kashima, Saga Prefecture, Beppu, Ōita Prefecture, and the "town tree" of Yoshitomi, Fukuoka Prefecture.

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