Botanical name: Magnolia andamanica Family: Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Synonyms: Talauma andamanica
Andaman Magnolia is a large shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall, with branchlets hairless. Leaves are oblong- lanceshaped, narrowed at base, tapering at tip, 17-36 x 6-13 cm, somewhat leathery, dark green, hairless, glossy above; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs; leaf-stalks up to 2.5 cm long, velvet-hairy. Flowers are solitary, at branch-ends, fragrant, about 6 cm across; flower-cluster-stalks up to 2.5 cm long. Sepals 3, concave, pinkish purple. Petals 6, ovate or obovate. Stamens about 60, each about 13 mm long, oblong. Carpels are about 50, rhomboid. Fruits are spherical. Seeds about 1 cm across. Andaman Magnolia is found in Andaman Islands & Myanmar. Flowering: April-May.
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