TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


Pictogram Guide · Mouse over pictogram for definition

Desmos cochinchinensis, Dwarf Ylang Ylang shrub

Click to see full-size image

Desmos cochinchinensis

Dwarf Ylang Ylang shrub
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

This is a spreading shrub that likes shady places and may develop into a higher climber. The flowers open between April and July. Young flowers are green and inconspicuous. Only mature yellow flowers have strong lemon-like fruity scent can be detected at a distance, especially during the evenings. When the flower fades, the petals turn to rusty-red and then drop. Desmos cochinchinensis as a folk medicine is used for treatment of malaria in China.


Similar plants:




Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/desmos_cochinchinensis.htm