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Michelia mannii King in Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc. 3: 218.1891; Kanjilal et al., FI. Assam 1: 25. 1934.

Asm.: Kothalua-sopa.

Trees, evergreen, medium-sized, glabrous; branches lenticellate. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, acute at base, subacute at apex, 10 - 18 x 5 - 10 cm, firmly coriaceous, glabrous, shiny above, somewhat dull beneath; lateral nerves ca 10 pairs; tertiaries distinctly reticulate beneath; petioles 2 - 2.5 cm, finely channelled, swollen at base; stipules narrowly oblong. Flowers axillary, solitary on short pedicels, 6 - 8 cm across, white; buds oblong, ca 2.8 cm long, smooth. Sepals 3, linear, 1.5 - 8 x 0.3 - 4 cm. Petals 6, oblanceolate in 2 series, inner series smaller. Stamens as long as or overtopping the gynoecium; filaments short; anthers up to 1.6 cm long. Gynoecium stipitate; carpels ca 60, sessile, ca 1 x 1 mm, pale tomentose; style short; stigma recurved, glabrous. Fruiting receptacles 12 - 17 cm long, fleshy; ripe carpels oblong or obovoid, ca 2.5 cm long, sparsely lenticellate, 2-seeded.

Fl. Oct. - Dec.; Fr. April- May.

Distrib. India: Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.


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