Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Michelia doltsopa  Buch-Ham.ex DC

Family: Magnoliaceae Genus: Michelia Species: Michelia doltsopa  Buch-Ham.ex DC






Synonym Magnolia excelsa, Magnolia manipurensis  Flower Color White
Common Name Temple Magnolia Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Silver Cloud Michelia Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Leihoo Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit is 4-7 cm mature carpels nearly obovoid, 1.5 cm
Habitat Occurs in Himalayan region, planted on our roadside and gurden Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India (Western Himalayas) and China Bark Details Dark gray smooth
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Medium sized evergreen tree form from bushy to narrow and upright can grow to a height of 8-25 m. Leaf Details Long leathery and glossy dark-green leaves, 6–17 cm in length, that provide a point of interest all year long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details