Aglaia odorata

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Aglaia odorata

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China. Firminger[1] says this plant never fruits in Bengal. The flowers are bright yellow, of the size and form of a pin head and are delightfully fragrant. Fortune[2] says it is the lan-hwa u yu-chu-lan of China and that the flowers are used for scenting tea. Smith[3] says it is the san-yeh-lan of China, that the flowers are used for scenting tea and that the tender leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

  1. Firminger, T. A. C. Gard. Ind. 429. 1874.
  2. Fortune, R. Resid. Chinese 201. 1857.
  3. Smith, F. P. Contrib. Mat. Med. China. 6. 1871.
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.