Artabotrys odoratissimus

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Artabotrys odoratissimus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Artabotrys
Species: A. odoratissimus
Binomial name
Artabotrys odoratissimus
R. Br. ex Ker-Gawl.

Artabotrys odoratissimus is a plant of Annonaceae family and Artabotrys genus. It is a large woody climber or half-scandent shrub originated in South China, Burma (Myanmar), The Philippines and India. Its flowers are axillary, solitary, or in clusters of two or three, greenish yellow in color when ripe and give a strong smell resembling that of ripened jackfruit. Hence its name in Bengali is 'Kanthali champa' (jackfruit-champa). It flowers almost all the year round but more during the summer and the rains. It is unsuitable for small gardens because of its huge size. It needs pruning to keep it in shape. Propagation is from seeds or layers.[1]


  1. ^ Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay. Page 182 [1]