Magnolia grandiflora from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 24, 2011, 7:36:28 AM7/24/11
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Magnolia grandiflora L., Bull Bay, Southern Magnolia

A very commonly cultivated evergreen tree in Kashmir, with large creamish white fragrant flowera and leathery leaves, rusty on the under side. Commonly planted in Moghul gardens.

 

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Balkar Arya

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Jul 24, 2011, 9:51:29 AM7/24/11
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Thanks for showing nice flowers Sir. One tree was in Kurukshetra Uni Garden But even after stay of 6-7 years in KU  we could not see its flowers
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
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Mohan V. Chunkath

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Jul 24, 2011, 1:12:08 PM7/24/11
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Dear Dr. Gurcharan Singh,

I am sending this of a Magnolia grandiflora flower photograph taken in a park in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th December, 2009.

Cheers,
Mohan Chunkath

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Balkar Arya

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Jul 24, 2011, 8:22:04 PM7/24/11
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Beautiful Catch Mohan Ji

mchunkat

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Jul 25, 2011, 4:46:13 AM7/25/11
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Dear Dr. Balkar Singh,
Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Regards,
Mohan

promila chaturvedi

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Jul 25, 2011, 9:02:06 AM7/25/11
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Why the Magnolia grandjflora is larger in Eastern part of the ountry than Kasmir. Though long time ago a mali from Shere-Kashmir-Internation Comfrence Centre tolm me that it is not M. grandiflora. The gradiflora has large flowers. And I have seen in Shilong that M grandiflora used to have realy large. The span of its flower was sometimes more than a foot. They were highly fragrant.doesany sub family also exist?
Promila

Vijayasankar

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Jul 25, 2011, 10:14:35 AM7/25/11
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It may be one of the several cultivars / hybrids of M. grandiflora.
Pl check this: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/cultivars/magnolia_grandiflora-table.html
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 25, 2011, 11:17:03 AM7/25/11
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Promila ji
The Magnolia grandiflora grown in Kashmir I think has largest flowers I have ever seen. The bud may be as long as 15 cm and fully opened flower may measure 20-25 cm in diam. These are at least one and a half times as large as flowers I have seen in California. In our childhood days we would pluck a bud and keep it in a vase (or simple a tumbler) of water. It would slowly open and may last up to 10 days or so, spreading fragrance all the time.
   The poor tree hardly flowers in Delhi, and if it ever does fully opened flower may scarcely be 10 cm in diam.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 
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