Ylang Ylang Vine, Climbing lang-lang, Tail grape, Ilang-ilang • Hindi: Hari champa हरी चम्पा, Madanmast मदनमस्त, Manorangini मनोरंगिनी • Manipuri: চীনী চম্প্ৰা Chini champra • Oriya: Kalomuro • Bengali: Kanthalichampa কাঁঠালী চাঁপা • Kannada: Manoranjanihu balli • Marathi: हिरवा चाफा Hirva chapha • Tamil: மனோரஞ்ஜிதம்Manoranjitham;


Unidied shrub/tree – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 images.
Would appreciate if someone would identify this shrub/tree and its flower/fruit. This was photographed in a nursery in Delhi. The shrub/tree had a sweet perfume. I am familiar with this smell and this tree but am unable to place it or identiy it.


in connection with the thread of Artabotrys hexapetalous. please find a pic of the hook of this plant which is one of a important diagonostic character of this plant. this plant can be observed at Victoria garden and at Institute of science, Mumbai


Annonaceae: Attaching the images of two interesting flowers of Annonaceae family.
( a ) Artabotrys hexapetalus, Known as Madan Mast in Hindi. It is known as Kanthali Champa in Bangla. The smell of the flower is something like that of a ripe apple.

ANNONACEAE: (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above.
Attaching two images of fruiting branch of two species of Annonaceae family.
1. Artabotrys hhexapetalus. Commonly known as MADAN MAST. It is Kathali Champa in Bangla.


This is one of the most fragrant flowers in our locality. As you know that this plant has several unique features that i try to portray in these images.
Species : Artabotrys odoratissimus (syn. Artabotrys hexapetalus)
Bengali name : KANTALI CHAMPA
Date & Time : 29-Feb-2012 @ 2.00 p.m. & 01-Mar-2012 @ 10.30 a.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly), West Bengal
Habitat : Garden
The features are –
1. Woody hook climber
2. inflorescence axes modifies into hook-like structure
3. green flowers turn yellowish green after attaining maturity
4. fruits are aggregate – berries
5. number of sepals = 3
ID & info help :
1) Plant Groups by H. Mukherji
2) Studies in Botany by Mitra, Mitra & Chaudhury


Hari champa:

Name Hari champa
Name of species- Artabotrys hexapetalus
Family – Annonaceae
Photo taken on- 29, june 2010
At- Jaipur
Description- this climber grows just like a regular shrub

Thanks, … I have seen yellow ylang ylang and a green (all thru its life) ylang ylang flowering tree…
but not this one… the climber (the other two are small trees)

Nice photograph !! Sending some of mine to complement yours.

Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight :: Annonaceae – Artabotrys hexapetalus from Mumbai :: AKMAR-01 :  4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached are pictures of Artabotrys hexapetalus from a cultivated garden in Mumbai in August 2013.

Very well illustrated upload … Excellent photographs.

Artabotrys hexapetalus, very fragrant too

Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari
at Karnala (planted in garden) on 08 MAY 07


Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight :: Annonaceae » Artabotrys hexapetalus at Mumbai :: PKA-March-10: : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Artabotrys hexapetalus” locally called as “Hirva chapha” from Annonaceae family.
Photographed at Mumbai.



Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight: Annonaceae- Artabotrys hexapetalus from Delhi-GSMAR13 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Artabotrys hexapetalus photographed from Herbal Garden, New Delhi


Artabotrys hexapetalous (L.f.) Bhandari (syn: A. odoratissimus R. Br. ex Ker-Gawl.; A. uncinatus (Lam.) Merrill; A. uncatus (Lour.) Baill.) from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi.
Sans: Hara champak; Hindi: Hari champa; Beng.: Katchampa; Mar.: Hirva champa; S. India: Madan mast, monaranjitam.
Leaves contain antifertility principle. Flowers used for making stimulating tea like beverage. Also yields an essential oil used in industry.

… adding few views of this plant.
Photos taken on May 8, 2007 and Jun 24, 2007 at a resort near Karnala Bird Sanctuary.
3 images

Nice pictures …,
We had a couple of these, sadly, I had to remove them as it was damaging my expensive drying yard. The roots were growing so large
that it was lifting my concrete drying yard.
Before they were removed, I used to enjoy seeing the Malabar grey hornbills enjoying the ripe
fruits early in the morning with their cacophony of sounds. I will plant them (have quite a few saplings a little away from the drying
yard so that they would once again attract these birds. The tree grows very fast.
The sencond and third pictures are showing some discoloration and I think it is due to lack of Phosphorus.

This plant at a popular resort called “Kshanbhar Vishranti” near Karnala Bird Sanctuary. The second and third photos were on a dry day, shows typical soft red soil settled on the plant leaves, as is seen on plants lining roads on Western Ghats.
Many thanks …, you may be correct about lack of phosphorous. However afraid that my camera settings of exposure (to tackle low diffused light owing to translucent acrylic roof) may have brought about some unreal colours to the leaves.
…, checked on “hexapetalous”, is that inadvertently put OR an accepted variance of spelling “hexapetalus” ?

Very sweet smelling flowers. There is a myth about this Liana; Its flowers attract snakes.


…, when young it appears like a bush, later on gaining height beyond 6 ft, makes use of its thick woody spines (as much as 4 cm long) transforming them to hooks for support.


Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight : Annonaceae :: Artabotrys hexapetalus :: SMP 10 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.
Artabotrys hexapetalus हिरवा चाफा Pune

Very good photograph …


Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight : Artabotrys odoratissimus from Coimbatore BRS 5 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Sharing the images of Artabotrys odoratissimus


Query regarding Artabotrys hexapetalus: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
I was looking for the fruit of A. hexapetalus and came across these two structures. Which one is the fruit? And if one is the fruit, what is the other one?

It is a type of Aggregate fruit from single flower. Image 3020 has one fruit. Image 3019 is just a receptacle and all fruits were fallen down.


Request for Species Id Mhow MP 08/03/15 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Request for Species Id
Mhow, Dist Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Tree seen in a private garden.

Looks like – Artabotrys hexapetalous (L.f.) Bhandari (syn: A. odoratissimus R. Br. ex Ker-Gawl.;
Hari champa or Madan mast

Request Species Id.
Mhow, Dist Indore, Madhya Pradesh


GRAM 2017 Miliusa tomentosa? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Pictures clicked at Bangalore University in Feb 2017

This is a species of Artabotrys possibly Artabotrys hexapetalus with diseased fruit.

Thank you very much ! Much appreciated..

Fwd: ARTABOTRAYS HEXAPETALUS/CANANGA ODORATA : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Attaching two collages
             1. Artabotrays hexapetalus (MADAN MAST/ KANTHALI CHAMPA)

I was familiar with Artabotrys hexapetalus in my school days. We knew it as KANTHALI CHAMPA (MADAN MAST). A few days back I collected a mature larva of Tailed Jay butterfly from this plant along with a twig. In due course of time pupa was formed. When the pupa was 11 days old a beautiful butterfly was released. I was witness to this wonderful journey. Attaching a collage of this journey.

Artabotrys hexapetalus :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 01 MAY 18 : 7 posts by 3 authors.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Artabotrys hexapetalus  (L.f.) Bhandari

Also check with images at Artabotrys zeylanicus

I believe it to be A. hexapetalus. Let me know if I am mistaking on some aspect.

Fruit image looked to better match with Artabotrys zeylanica though I did not explore further. 

Thanks .. You could be thinking correctly. Will try to check the possibility.


Annonaceae: Artabotrys hexapetalus (L.f.) Bhandari: 1 image.
synonym: Artabotrys uncinatus (Lam.) Merr., Artabotrys odoratissimus R.Br., Artabotrys uncatus (Lour.) Baill.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997


SK 3958 12 May 2024: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Baireni, Dhading 
Date: 05 May 2024
Altitude: 450m.
Habitat : Cultivated

Appears to be from Annonaceae.

I think close to images at