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Michelia Linn., Sp.Pl. 536. 1753. Gen. Pl.ed. 5:240. 1754; Hooker f. et Thomson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. I:42.1872; D. Brandis, For. Fl. N.W. and Cent. Ind. l:37.1874; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. l:7.1901.

Michelia champaca

Credit: Zamir Azad

  • Champaca Adans.
  • Liriopsis Spach

    Evergreen or deciduous trees or large shrubs. Leaves entire. Flowers solitary, axillary. Perianth 9-20, sometimes more, 3-or more whorled, the inner narrower. Stamens numerous, in many series; filaments flat; anthers adnate, introrse. Gynoecium stipitate; carpels 2-valved; ovules 2 or more; stigma on the inner surface of the style. Follicles closely or laxly spaced, dehiscing dorsally, coriaceous. Seeds pendulous by a thread.

    About 50 species, mostly in tropical Asia of which one is cultivated in Pakistan.

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