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 champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre

Family: Magnoliaceae Genus: Magnolia Species: Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre






Synonym Michelia champaca L., Champaca michelia Noronha Flower Color White
Common Name Golden champa Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Yellow champa, fragrant champaca, orange chempaka Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Leihao Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 2 100 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruiting carpels dehiscing along the dorsal suture when free or fused and forming a fleshy or woody syncarp. Seed hanging from its funicle
Habitat Occurs in scattered in primary lowland to montane rain forest Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to India exotic to Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam Bark Details Bark surface smooth, grey to greyish-white
Distribution in manipur Bishnupur, Central, Eastern, Jiribam, Tengnoupal, Thoubal Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Evergreen or semi-deciduous, small to mediumsized tree up to 50 m tall; bole straight, cylindrical, up to 200 cm in diameter, without buttresses; bark surface smooth, grey to greyish-white, inner bark fibrous, yellow to brown, crown conical to cylindrica Leaf Details Leaves simple, entire, arranged spirally; stipules adnate to or free from the petiole

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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