Magnolia amazonica

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Magnolia amazonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Species: M. amazonica
Binomial name
Magnolia amazonica
(Ducke) Govaerts.

Magnolia amazonica is a flowering evergreen tree of the Magnoliaceae family native to the lower western Amazon River Basin, including Peru and Brazil.

Description[edit]

Magnolia amazonica grows up to 20 metres (66 ft) high, in terra firma tropical lowland forests. Leaves are elliptic, 11 - 28.5 cm long and 4.2 - 10.5 cm broad. The creamy white fragrant flowers reportedly open at night, petals can be 6 – 7 cm long.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ducke, A. Talauma amazonica. In: Archivos do Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro 4: 11. 1925.
  2. ^ Lozano-Contreras, G. Dugandiodendron y Talauma (Magnoliaceae) en el Neotrópico. Pp: 83, 85, 86. Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas. Bogotá 1994