Michelia maudiae

Species: Michelia maudiae

English Name: Maudia Michelia

Chinese Name: 深山含笑

Family: Magnoliaceae


Tree, up to 20 m tall, glabrous. Buds, young twigs, abaxial surfaces of leaves, bracts white farinose. Petioles 1-3 cm, without stipular scars. Leaves oblong-elliptic, rarely elliptic-oblong, 7-18x 3.5-8.5 cm, leathery, base cuneate, broadly cuneate or obtuse, apex abruptly short-acuminate, tip blunt, adaxially deep green and glossy, abaxially grayish green and glaucous, lateral veins 7-12 on each side of midvein. Peduncles green, with 3 annular bract scars, spathose bracts pale brown, thinly leathery, ca. 3 cm. Flowers fragrant, tepals 9, purely white, slightly pale red at base,  outer 3 obovate, 5 ~7 x 3.5 ~4 cm, base clawed, apex acute, inner 6  narrower, nearly spoon-shaped, apex acute, stamens 1.5-2.2 cm, filaments Hat, pale purple, ca. 4 mm. connectives exserted and forming a 1-2 mm tip, gynoecium 1.5 -1.8 cm, gynophore 5-8 mm, carpels green, narrowly avoid, 5-6 mm including style. Aggregate fruit 7-15 cm, follicles ellipsoid, obovoid, ovoid, apex obtuse or abruptly mucronate. Seeds red, obliquely ovoid. ca. l x 0.5 cm, slightly compressed.

© 2012 田中十洋

© 2012 田中十洋

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Hong Kong Herbarium and South China Botanical Garden. (2008). Flora of Hong Kong, Volume 1. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong.