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Flowers

Golden
Frangipani

Least Concern

Unknown

Golden Frangipani

Magnolia champaca

Champa is very well known flower native to the Himalayas, and popular for its fragrant flowers. It is a tree up to 50 m or taller, up to 1.9 m d.b.h. Flowers are fragrant, tepals 15-20, yellow, inverted-lanceshaped, 2-4 x 0.4-0.5 cm. Staminal connective is protruding and forming a long tip. Buds, young twigs, young petioles, and young leaf blades are pale yellow velvet-hairy. Leaf-stalks are 2-4 cm, leaves elliptic or ovate, 10-20 x 4.5-10 cm, slightly puberulous below, base broadly wedge-shaped or rounded, tip long-pointed tp falling off. Fruit is 7-15 cm; mature carpels obovoid-ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm, tuberculate. Seeds 2-4 per carpel, rugose. Champa is found in the Himalayas, up to NE India and SE Asia, at altitudes of 600-1300 m.

Golden Champa

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    চম্পা, স্বর্ণচাঁপা, স্বর্ণচম্পা
  • Hindi:
    सोन चम्पा
  • Kannada:
    ಸಂಪಿಗೆ
  • Malayalam:
    ചമ്പകം
  • Marathi:
    सोनचाफा
  • Nepali:
    अैाले चाँप
  • Oriya:
    ଚମ୍ପା
  • Punjabi:
    ਚੰਪਾ
  • Sanskrit:
    चम्पक
  • Tamil:
    சண்பகம்
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Taxanomy

MAGNOLIALES
MAGNOLIACEAE
Magnolia champaca