Chinese Perfume Tree Facts – Aglaia Odorata

Aglaia Odorata
Aglaia Odorata

Aglaia Odorata Lour is one of the genus Aglaia Lour family. One of the interesting species in the genus Aglaia Lour is none other than Aglaia Odorata. Aglaia Lour is one of the largest genera of the Meliaceae family, with more than 120 species. This genus Aglaia has spread in various tropical and subtropical rainforest areas of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In China, the type of microphylla Aglaia Odorata is one of the cultivated plants, especially for the production of rocaglamides compounds (cancer drugs). Aglaia Odorata Chinese name is 米仔蘭 “Mǐ zǐ lán.” In comparison, the common name of this Chinese Perfume Plant is Mock Lemon or Chu-lan Tree.

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