China. Firminger 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 says it is the lan-hwa u yu-chu-lan of China and that the flowers are used for scenting tea. Smith 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. Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.
- Firminger, T. A. C. Gard. Ind. 429. 1874.
- Fortune, R. Resid. Chinese 201. 1857.
- Smith, F. P. Contrib. Mat. Med. China. 6. 1871.