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Shuyin Liang, Xuan Wu and David Byrne

Roses ( Rosa L.) for the past 5000 years have been one of the most popular flowers used as garden plants, cut flowers, and for the food, medicinal, and fragrance industries ( Shepherd, 1954 ; Zlesak, 2006 ). They were originally domesticated in

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Alicain S. Carlson, John M. Dole and Brian E. Whipker

) and foliage can lengthen excessively, especially under low light, causing problems during shipping and handling. ‘Leia’ is a hybrid cultivar bred for compactness, multiflowering, and fragrance ( Meshorer, 2013 ). While high light promotes naturally

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Daofeng Liu, Jing Ma, Jianfeng Yang, Tien V. Nguyen, Huamin Liu, Renwei Huang, Shunzhao Sui and Mingyang Li

and Liu, 1998 ). As its name indicates, it blooms particularly in winter, from late November to March in south–central and southwest China. Its unique flowering time and strong fragrance make it one of the most popular ornamental plants in China; it is

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Mostafa Farajpour, Mohsen Ebrahimi, Amin Baghizadeh and Mostafa Aalifar

constituents of Achillea millefolium L. ssp. millefolium from Iran Flavour Fragrance J. 11 5 265 267 Anwar, F. 2009 Changes in composition and antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of essential oil of fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) fruit at

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Valtcho D. Zheljazkov and Tess Astatkie

, 1998 ; Lawrence, 2007 ). Japanese cornmint essential oil, crystalline menthol, and the dementholized oil are some of the most widely used flavor and fragrance agents in beverages and in the food, pharmaceutical, flavor, and fragrance industries ( Clark

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Dong Sik Yang, Ki-Cheol Son and Stanley J. Kays

] contribute to the fragrance of Heliotropium arborescens ( Kays et al., 2005 ). In addition, volatiles synthesized in some plants have specific health properties: curcumin in turmeric (anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities); curcumene, gingerol, and

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Ryan N. Contreras, Thomas G. Ranney and Shyamalrau P. Tallury

was ‘Azaleoides’ resulting from a chance cross between Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners and R. ponticum L. in London circa 1820 ( Hillier Nurseries, 2002 ). Such hybrids have the potential to combine the fragrance of the deciduous

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Shunzhao Sui, Jianghui Luo, Daofeng Liu, Jing Ma, Weiting Men, Lu Fan, Yu Bai and Mingyang Li

blooms particularly in winter from late November to March in central, southern, and south-western China. Its unique flowering time and strong fragrance make it one of the most popular ornamental plants in China; it is appreciated as pot plants and cut

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Xiaoming Wang, Jianjun Chen, Huijie Zeng, Zhongquan Qiao, Yongxin Li, Neng Cai and Xiangying Wang

, and fragrance ( Ye et al., 2010 ; Zhang et al., 2008 , 2010 ), resistance to aphids and powdery mildew ( Chen et al., 2007 ), tolerance to chilling temperature, and extended flowering period ( Wang et al., 2013 ). Currently, more than 120 cultivars

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Yuee Tian, Zhiping Che, Di Sun, Yuanyuan Yang, Xiaomin Lin, Shengming Liu, Xiaoyu Liu and Jie Gao

due to their gorgeous color, large flower, elegant shape, and rich fragrance ( Cheng, 2007 ). Nowadays, tree peonies have become an internationalized ornamental plant and have been extensively cultivated in many other countries in Asia, America, Europe