ILANG-ILANG

ilang-ilang
ylang-ylang



The ilang-ilang flower is from the tree with the scientific name Cananga odorata.
It is now called ylang-ylang in English, but the derivation of the word is Tagalog.



root word: ilang (wilderness)


Some people also contend that the name could have come from the ilang-ilan, meaning just a few or rare.

The word ilang is a conjugated form of ilan.