Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page
Magnolia globosa Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 77. 1855 & in Fl. Brit. India 1: 40.1872.


Nep: Kokre-champ.

Small trees; branches brown; young branches tomentose, old ones glabrous. Leaves ovate-elliptic, rounded or obtuse at base, acute and shortly mucronate at apex, 12.5 - 22.5 x 7.5 - 15 cm, subcoriaceous, glaucous and brownish tomentose on nerves beneath; lateral nerves ca 8 pairs; petioles 1.5 - 4 cm long; stipular scar about as long as petiole. Flower buds globose, appearing with leaves, ca 3.5 cm across; flowers pendulous, 12 - 15 cm across, white or cream-coloured, odorous. Perianth parts ca 9, broadly obovate, ca 6 x 4 cm. Stamens numerous, crimson-coloured; filaments ca 3 mm long; anthers oblong, truncate at apex, ca 1 cm long. Gynoecium ellipsoid, ca 2 x 1 cm. Fruiting receptacle 3 - 5.5 x 2 cm; ripe carpels 12 - 20, elliptic-ovoid, compressed, angular, rounded at base, ca 2 mm long beaked at apex, 1 - 1.5 x 0.7 cm, dorsally dehiscing. Seeds 2, rounded at base.

Fl. & Fr. May - Aug.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas, broad-leaved forests. 2300 - 3200 m. West Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Nepal, Bhutan and S.W. China.

Notes. Cultivated as an ornamental tree in temperate gardens.




JSP Page
  • Search