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Magnolia griffithii Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 77. 1855 & in Fl. Brit. India 1: 41. 1872. Michelia griffith (Hook. f. & Thomson) Finet & Gagnepain in Mem. Soc. Bot. France 1(4): 42. 1906. Magnolia pealiana King in Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc. 210, t. 59. 1891.


Asm.: Bar-gahori-sopa, Gahoni-sopa, Gauri-sopa, Kala-sopa, Pan-sopa; Naga: Lakap.

Evergreen trees, ca 30 m tall; young branchlets thickly rusty-pilose. Leaves oblong to elliptic, cuneate at base, acute at apex, 15 - 35 x 10 - 15 cm, glabrous above, densely felted tomentose beneath; lateral nerves 20 - 28 pairs; petioles ca 1.2 cm long. Flower buds ca 5 cm long, enclosed in silky bracts; flowers 8 - 14 cm across, pale white to yellow, slightly fragrant; peduncles 2.5 - 3.5 cm long. Sepals 3. Petals 6. Stamens many. Carpels many, ca 3 mm long; styles slender and slightly recurved. Fruiting receptacle 12.5 - 25 cm long; seeds 1 - 2 in each carpel, reddish brown.

Fl. & Fr. March - Sept.

Distrib. India: E. Himalayas and N.E. India. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

Bangladesh and Myanmar.




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