Michelia champaca L. or Sonchampa

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rashida atthar

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Sep 17, 2009, 5:31:05 AM9/17/09
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This fragrant flowers tree was seen at Satara town, Maharahtra last week. One tree was flowering hidden in foliage and the next one was fruiting-ovoid capsules. The sceintific name Michelia is in honour of the Florentine botanist P.A. Mitcheli, champaca is derived from its vernacular name.
 
Ref: 'The Trees of Mumbai', by Almeida and Chaturvadi, 2006. 
 
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Rashida.




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