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Talauma hodgsonii Hook. f. & Thomson

Description from Flora of China

Magnolia candollii (Blume) H. Keng var. obovata (Korthals) Nooteboom; M. hodgsonii (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) H. Keng; M. liliifera (Linnaeus) Baillon var. obovata (Korthals) Govaerts.

Trees, to 15 m tall. Twigs slightly glaucous, glabrous. Stipular scar nearly reaching apex of petiole. Petiole 5-6 cm; leaf blade obovate-oblong, 20-50 × 10-13 cm, leathery, secondary veins 10-20 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, apex obtuse to acuminate. Peduncle thick and strong, 1.5-2 × ca. 1.5 cm, with 1 or 2 bract scars; spathaceous bracts purple. Tepals 9, thickly fleshy; outer 3 tepals grassy green outside, ovate, ca. 9 cm; tepals of middle and inner whorls milky white; inner tepals smallest. Fruit ovoid, 13-15 cm; mature carpels 40-80, narrowly ellipsoid to ovoid, 2.5-4 cm, apex long tipped. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug. 2n = 38.

Forests; 800-1500 m. S Xizang, SE Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand].


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