Yes this is Magnolia grandiflora....
one of my most favorite trees for their spectacular flowers...
beautiful to look at, great aroma, subtle; and makes a great subject
for drawing/paintings and stained glass windows now jewelry... and
NOT Magnolia campbelli, I used to have one...
to my great pleasure and some surprise am finding this tree in all
kinds of places in India...
In the Hort garden Kolkata..
Azimgunz West bengal in Temple gardens, beautiful flowers ...
Murshidabad estates that are 400 years old (estates, do not know how
old the trees are)
and yesterday found one in a Jharkhand garden of a temple...
seemed to be a young 8-10 year old, did not have flowers or buds,
raining very hard...
On Jun 24, 8:07 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com
> Yes Magnolia grandiflora, very common in Moghul Gardens in Kashmir
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:36 PM, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> > I think, it is a cultivar of Magnolia grandiflora.
> > Regards
> > Vijayasankar Raman
> > National Center for Natural Products Research
> > University of Mississippi