Chimonanthus praecox

Chimonanthus praecox

Chimonanthus praecox also known as Japanese allspice is a species of the wintersweet genus Chimonanthus and a member of the family Calycanthaceae.


It is a deciduous shrub up to 13 m tall with an erect trunk; with leaves 5–29 cm long and 2–12 cm broad. Its strongly scented flowers are produced in winter and are yellow or yellow with a red basal spot.


China: Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
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