Ilang-Ilang Tree

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Ilang Ilang Tree

Ilang-Ilang Tree

Ilang Ilang Tree (Cananga odorata (Lamk.) Hook f. & Thoms

Ilang-ilang (sometimes spelled Ylang-ylang) is a fast-growing tree that grows up to 40 meters. It is usually found in more humid lowland tropics or moist valleys.

It is commonly cultivated for its exceptionally fragrant flowers, from which are distilled essential oils used in perfumes, soaps, and other products.

The tree also has many medicinal applications and is a source of wood and fiber.

The Ilang-Ilang (Cananga odorata) is a tropical tree native to the Philippines. Widely sought for their aromatic fragrance, Ilang-Ilang flowers and essential oils became one of the Philippines’ export goods. It is also cultivated in other tropical regions of the world for commercial and ornamental purposes.

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