Michelia champaca L.

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Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ewanrigg

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ewanrigg

Michelia champaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve; view from dam wall

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Michelia champaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

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Synonyms:
Common names: Champak tree (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Evergreen tree. Leaves narrowly ovate, shiny yellowish-green. Flowers orange-yellow, fragrant. Fruits in woody clusters.
Notes: Introduced as a shade tree for large gardens and known as a very rare garden escape.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Escaping into riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 1490 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to the Himalayas; a rare escape in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Racotis squalida (Larval food plant)
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 November 2008
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Michelia champaca

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African Plant Database: Michelia champaca
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Michelia champaca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Michelia champaca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Michelia champaca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Michelia champaca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Michelia champaca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Michelia champaca
Ispot Southern Africa : Michelia champaca
JSTOR Plant Science: Michelia champaca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Michelia champaca
Tropicos: Michelia champaca
West African Plants database: Michelia champaca


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Michelia champaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123770, retrieved 3 December 2016

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