- Flower nameOsmanthus aurantiacus
- Scientific nameOsmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus
- Aliasケイカ, 桂花, 丹桂, Fragrant olive, 金木犀
- Place of originChina
- Place of floweringGarden, Park
- Flowering seasonSeptember, October
- Language of flowersmodesty
What is Osmanthus aurantiacus
In Japan, representatives of fragrant flowers are Spring Daphne(scientific name:Daphne odora), summer Gardenia (scientific name: Gardenia jasminoides), and Autumn Osmanthus aurantiacus (Kinmokusei, sceientific name: Osmanthus fragrans var. Aurantiacus).
Osmanthus aurantiacus, Fragrant olive, or Kinmokusei (scientific name: Osmanthus fragrans var. Aurantiacus) is native to China,and it is evergreen tall tree of the family Oleaceae. The leaves are green, boat shape, wall thickness, cortex. In the autumn, we add a lot of small yellow flower orange flowers that are fragrant to the inflorescences stretching from the axilla. The corolla is a bell shape and the tip is split four. There are two stamens in male flowers. Flowers are used to make potpourri and Keika sake.
Generic name: Kinmokusei or Osmanthus aurantiacus, scientific name: osmanthus fragrans var. Aurantiacus, aka:Fragrant olive, birth place: China, Tree height: 3 to 4 m, bark: gray brown, trunk well branched and dense leaves, single leaves, leaf length: 5 to 9 cm, Leaf width: 2 to 4 cm, leaf order: saliva, leaf shape: oblong / lanceolate shape, leaf quality: glossy in cortex, petiole: yes, leaf margin: all edges that are slightly undulating, Flower color: Orange, number of stamens: 2, fruit type: fruit type: stone fruit, fruit shape (flower shape: flower pattern: flower pattern: flower pattern: flower pattern: floral pattern: yes, corolla: bell shape / : Oval shape, Number of seeds: 1, Because there is only a male in Japan, fruits are not fruited, Use: garden tree, flowers are Keika tea and Keikasyu.