Botanical name: Artabotrys zeylanicus Family: Annonaceae (Sugar-apple family)
Ceylon Green Champa is a woody climber, with velvet-hairy branchlets. Leaves are oblong-elliptic or lanceshaped, 10-15 cm long, 3.5-7 cm wide, carried on 4 mm long stalk. Leaves are pointed or with tapering blunt tips, hairless. Flowers are covered with brownish velvet-hairs. They are carried on 1.2 cm long velvet-hairy stalks. Sepals are 6 mm long, velvety, as broad as long. Petals are 3-3.7 cm long, inner ones shorter and narrower. Flower limb is flat lanceshaped. Ceylon Green Champa is found in forests of Karnataka, Kerala and Sri Lanka. Flowering: December-January.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Ceylon Green Champa is ...