Magnolia × alba
|Subgenus:||M. subg. Yulania|
|Section:||M. sect. Michelia|
|Subsection:||M. subssect. Michelia|
|Species:||M × alba |
|Magnolia × alba
Magnolia × alba, also known as the White Champaca, White Sandalwood, or White Jade Orchid Tree, is a flowering plant of hybrid origin not found in the wild. It is a hybrid of Magnolia champaca and Magnolia montana.
Magnolia × alba matures to 30 meters with evergreen leaves; the flowers have a count of 12 tepals.
|This section requires expansion with: examples and additional citations. (July 2011)|
Magnolia × alba is widely cultivated as an ornamental in Asia, particularly tropical and subtropical regions of China and Southeast Asia for the strongly fragrant flowers. An essential oil is extracted from the flowers. In China, where it is known as bai lan (白蘭), the flowers are used to prepare yulan tea. In traditional Chinese medicine, the flowers are used to move qi and relieve cough.
|Images of Magnolia × alba|
- Magnolia × alba was first identified and published in Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Family Magnoliaceae. Guangzhou, China 21. 2000 "Plant Name Details for Magnolia × alba". IPNI. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
Hybrid Parentage: (Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre × Magnolia montana (Blume) Figlar) ; Remarks: also published [later] by Figlar & Noot. in Blumea. 49(1): 96 (2004)
- GRIN (April 19, 2007). "Magnolia × alba information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
- Govaerts, R., compiler; R.Figlar (2006), H.Nooteboom (1996), S.Spongberg (1996), reviewers. "Michelia × longifolia Blume". World Checklist of Magnoliaceae. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
- Hong Kong - Leisure and Cultural Services Department (2005). "Photo-Gallery Hong Kong Ornamental Plants". Greening Knowledge. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- Valder, Peter (1999), The garden plants of China, Timber Press
- Zhou, Jiaju; Xie, Guirong & Yan, Xinjian (2010), Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicines - Molecular Structures, Pharmacological Activities, Natural Sources and Applications: Isolated Compounds T-z, References for Isolated Compounds Tcm Original Plants and Congeners, China: Springer
|Wikispecies has an entry on: Magnolia × alba.|
Media related to Magnolia × alba at Wikimedia Commons
- Magnolia classification from the Magnolia Society.
|This Magnoliales-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|