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Magnolia hookeri (Cubitt & Smith) Raju & Nayar in Indian J. Bot. 3: 171. 1980. Manglietia hookeri Cubitt & Smith in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 273. 1913.


Asm.: Pana-sopa, Phul-sopa.

Large trees. Leaves elliptic or oblanceolate, acute at base, acuminate at apex, 15 - 20 x 2.5 - 6.2 cm, membranous or very thinly coriaceous, minutely ferruginous pubescent beneath when young, glabrous when mature; lateral nerves 10 - 14 pairs; petioles 2.5 - 6 cm long; stipules lanceolate, 5 - 7.5 cm long, brown silky outside. Flowers 12.5 - 15 cm across, fragrant. Sepals oblanceolate, 6 - 7.5 x 1.8 cm, green, tinged pink. Petals white, turning to pale yellow. Carpels ca 2 cm across, with 3 - 4 ovules. Fruits ovoid, 5 - 7.5 x 3-5 cm. Seeds 3 - 4 per carpel.

Fl. & Fr. March - July.

Distrib. India: N.E. India. Meghalaya and Manipur.

Myanmar.




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