6. Manglietia hookeri Cubitt & W. W. Smith, Rec. Bot. Surv. India. 4: 273. 1913.
中缅木莲 zhong mian mu lian
Magnolia hookeri (Cubitt & W. W. Smith) D. C. S. Raju & M. P. Nayar.
Trees, to 25 m tall, young parts grayish white to pale brown appressed pilose. Stipular scar obtusely triangular, 2-3 cm. Petiole 3-5 cm; leaf blade elliptic-obovate to narrowly obovate, 20-30 × 6-10 cm, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 16-20 on each side of midvein, reticulate veins prominent on both surfaces when dry, base cuneate, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Flowers ca. 10 cm in diam. at anthesis; bract scar 5-10 mm basal to tepals. Tepals 9-12, white; outer 3 tepals basally green and apically milky white, obovate-oblong, 6-8 × 2.5-3 cm; middle and inner tepals thickly obovate to spatulate, 6-8 × 1.5-2.5 cm, fleshy, base clawed. Fruit ovoid-ellipsoid to nearly terete, 7-10 × ca. 6 cm, smooth, not tuberculate; mature carpels more than 100, rhombic on exposed side, dehiscing along dorsal suture, apex shortly beaked. Seeds 1-4 per carpel. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep. 2n = 38.
Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1400-3000 m. Guizhou (Wangmo), C and S Yunnan (Jingdong, Xishuangbanna) [Myanmar, Thailand].
This species is grown as an ornamental and used for timber.