What is this Magnolia?

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by kadai, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. kadai

    kadai Active Member

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    Anybody can help me identify this Magnolia(Michelia)?
    I have this in Thailand and believe it's from China.
    The flowers bloom before sunset and are fragrant.
    They last for 3 or 4 days.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa or similar species.
     
  3. kadai

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    Thanks Ron but M. doltsopa has more petals and the leaves are different.. not as hard as this one. To me, I guess it is Michelia platypetala which is now Magnolia maudiae var. platypetala. However, picture of the plant given by Magnolia Society is somewhat different which made me uncertain of what I have a home.

    http://www.magnoliasociety.org/classification_matted_images/m_platypetala.html

    Anybody out there can help me confirm what Magnolia I have?

    Thank you.
     
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  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes, I noticed that the leaves might be too heavy and blunt for that one. General aspect is the same. There might be a key around somewhere you could use, maybe a regional one that covers the species this happens to be even if not one that covers the entire section.
     
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    Pic #4 looks a lot like my M. dianica - now M. laevifolia.
     
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