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Magnolia andamanica (King) Raju & Nayar in Indian J. Bot. 3: 171. 1980. Talauma andamanica King in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 58: 372. 1890; C.E. Parkinson, For. Fl. Andaman Isl. 73. 1923.


Large shrubs or small trees, up to 4 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves oblong- lanceolate, narrowed at base, acuminate at apex, 17 - 36 x 6 - 13 cm, subcoriaceous, dark green, glabrous, glossy above; lateral nerves 10 - 15 pairs; petioles up to 2.5 cm long, pubescent. Flowers solitary, terminal, fragrant, ca 6 cm across; peduncles up to 2.5 cm long. Sepals 3, concave, pinkish purple. Petals 6, ovate or obovate. Stamens ca 60, each ca 13 mm long, oblong. Carpets ca 50, rhomboid. Fruits globose. Seeds ca 1 cm across.

Fl. & Fr. Apr. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Andaman Islands.

Myanmar.




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