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.


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]


  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