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Andaman Magnolia   
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Andaman Magnolia
P Native Photo: Joju P. Alappatt
Common name: Andaman Magnolia
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.

Identification credit: Joju P. Alappatt Photographed at Mt. Marriet, South Andaman, Andaman &Nicobar Islands.

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