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Family: Calycanthaceae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > magnoliids > Order: Laurales

Five genera and 11 species, native to China, North America and northeastern Australia. Two genera and three species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Genera cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).


Two species cultivated: Calycanthus floridus (Carolina sweetshrub) (native to the eastern USA) and Calycanthus occidentalis (Californian sweetshrub) (native to California). See Wikipedia.

Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet)

Native to China and Japan. See Wikipedia.


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