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  velutina DC.

Family: Magnoliaceae Genus: Michelia Species: Michelia  velutina DC.






Synonym Michelia lanuginosa, Michelia lanceolata Flower Color White
Common Name Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name - Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 1200-2000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruiting receptacle 3-5 x 2 cm across, carpels, compressed, rounded near the base, with beaks near at the apex, about 1.5-2.2. x 1-1.5 cm across, dark brown with tuberculate lenticels, seeds 1-3, obovoid, angular, dark yellowish orange with brown hard test
Habitat Occurs in deciduous and mixed forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, China and Nepal Bark Details Bark grayish, slightly corky, brown inside and turns into dark brown when exposed, fibrous about 2.5 cm thick
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species A fast growing deciduous tree about 25-30 m tall, and about 2 m girth Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate-elliptic, elliptic-oblong, 16-26 × 4-7 cm across, base cuneate or acute, sometimes obtuse, margin entire, apex acute or shallow mucronate at the tip, thinly coriaceous, glabrous somewhat shining above

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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