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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Magnolia insignis Wall.

Family: Magnoliaceae Genus: Magnolia Species: Magnolia insignis Wall.






Synonym Manglietia insignis (Wallich) Blume Flower Color White
Common Name - Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Red Lotus Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Leithao Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 2000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits narrowly ovoid or almost cylindrical, 3-5 cm long; woody, dorsally dehiscing; seeds bright red
Habitat Occurs in evergreen forests Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, China, Myanmar and Nepal Bark Details Bark grayish white to reddish brown, plain with horizontal wrinkles and faint vertical fissures, faintly mottled, dirty brown and fibrous inside.
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Evergreen tree 24-27 m high, young parts pubescent, glabrous when mature, stipular scars are prominent on the branchlets about 0.5-1 cm across Leaf Details Leaves 15-21.5 X 4.5-7.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acute or cuneate at base or acuminate at apex generally thickly coriaceous, quite glabrous main lateral nerves about 18 on either side alternating with shorter ones

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found