Michelia champaca

Michelia champaca

Michelia champaca

(Michelia)

FAMILY

Magnoliaceae

Species

Michelia champaca

Common name

Michelia

Flower colour; life form

Mustard yellow; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small tree originally from China, has alternate, lanceolate leaves to over 20 cm long that are slightly curved. The flowers are fragrant, a mustard yellow colour, and in each flower the ovaries are free from one another. The central stalk or receptacle elongates and bears the developing fruits along it. When fully developed each individual fruit is about 2.5 cm long, with a reddish tinge and whitish pustules; this follicle opens to release orange-red seeds.

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