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Taxon: Magnolia ×alba (DC.) Figlar

Genus: Magnolia subgenus: Yulania section: Michelia
Family: Magnoliaceae subfamily: Magnolioideae
Nomen number: 452629
Place of publication: Proc. internat. symp. fam. Magnoliac. 21. 2000 ("1998")
Comment: = M. champaca × M. montana
Name verified on: 19-Apr-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • white champaca   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 19:135. [as Michelia × alba]) – English

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (flowers used to prepare yulan tea in China fide Pl Res SEAs 19:136. 1999, as Michelia × alba)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F Males, as Michelia × alba)

Distributional range:

  • only cultivated


Check other web resources for Magnolia ×alba (DC.) Figlar:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Magnolia x alba cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (31 August 2015)

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