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Taxon: Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre

Genus: Magnolia subgenus: Yulania section: Michelia
Family: Magnoliaceae subfamily: Magnolioideae.
Nomen number: 452630
Place of publication: Fl. forest. Cochinch. 1(fasc. 1): t. 3. 1880
Name verified on: 19-Apr-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Jul-2013
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

  • champac   (Source: Websters Dict [as Michelia champaca]) – English
  • michelia   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 [as Michelia champaca]) – English
  • Champaca   (Source: HerbSpices [as Michelia champaca]) – German
  • champaca   (Source: Names Watson [as Michelia champaca]) – India
  • champakam   (Source: Names Watson [as Michelia champaca]) – India
  • parfymmichelia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Zander ed17, as Michelia champaca)
  • Invertebrate food: silkworms   (fide Dict Econ Pl, as Michelia champaca)
  • Materials: essential oils   (fide Pl Book, as Michelia champaca)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Pl Book, as Michelia champaca)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Michelia champaca; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Michelia champaca)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Xizang [s.e.], Yunnan [s.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra; Malaysia [Malaya]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. [= Michelia champaca].
  • Figlar, R. B. & H. P. Nooteboom. 2004. Notes on Magnoliaceae IV. Blumea 49:96.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. [= Michelia champaca].
  • Watson, J. F. 1868. Index to the native and scientific names of Indian and other eastern economic plants and products. [= Michelia champaca].
  • Webster's third new international dictionary. [= Michelia champaca].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Magnolia champaca 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:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?452630 (31 July 2014)

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