Common name: Champa, Joy Perfume Tree • Hindi: चम्पा Champa • Manipuri: লৈহাও Leihao • Marathi: Son Champa • Tamil: Sambagan • Telugu: Champangi • Kannada: Sampige • Bengali: চম্পা Champa • Oriya: Chompa • Konkani: Pudchampo • Urdu: Champa چمپا • Assamese: Tita-sopa • Sanskrit: Champaka
 
Perhaps the most fragrant of the lot is Michelia champaca, and it as of a colour which could not be named and therefore anything (saree!) of the same colour is known as champai. It is soft vibrant orange, and the heady perfume is all-pervading during the bloom time. No wonder it is used in the manufacture of Joy, one of the most expensive perfumes in the world.
 
Michelia champalka or “Sonchafa” is available in 3-4 different colors like white, pinkish, yellow and different tinges of yellow-pink combination.
 
Michelia champaca saplings grown from seeds take about 12 to 15 years to flower, whereas grafted ones flower immediately within 2 to 3 years most often while still in their polythene bags.
 
I would like to mention here that, the real champa (Michelia champaka) is common in South India and is a popular tree growing inside many temples compounds, as well as the flowers being sold outside the temples.
On the other hand, “Plumeria alba” (also called “The Pagoda Tree” (orgin ally from Japan/China), is commonly grown in North India as an ornamental in gardens and along roadsides. It is erronously called “Champa” although it is not in any way related to the real “Champa = Michelia champaka”.  


 
Magnolia champaca, commonly called yellow jade orchid tree,[3] is a large evergreen tree, native to the Indomalaya ecozone (consisting of South Asia, Southeast Asia and some parts of China).[4]  
It is best known for its strongly fragrant yellow or white flowers. It is, however, primarily cultivated for its timber, and is also used in urban landscaping. Its aril-covered seeds are highly attractive to birds.[5]
Common names in other languages include champaca, champak; Sonchaaphaa (सोन चाफ़ा) in the Marathi language; Chenbakam/Chenpakam (செண்பகம்) in Tamil; Chenbagam in Malayalam; shornochampa (golden champa), স্বর্ণচাঁপা in Bengali; champa, cempaka, sampenga and sampangi in Telugu; Sampige (ಸಂಪಿಗೆ) in Kannada; cempaka in Malay; jeumpa in Acehnese and shamba. All other names above apply to Plumeria varieties as well, with the exception of Sonchaaphaa, which is used exclusively for this particular subvariety in Western India. Some half a dozen varieties of Plumeria together with Magnolia champaca (three varieties) and two varieties of Ylang Ylang are generically called Chaaphaa in Marathi, Manoranjitam in Tamil, though in some cases, a further descriptor is added: the red plumeria variety, for instance, is Dev Chaaphaa or God’s Champa, and the two Ylang Ylang varieties each have a separate name as well.
The flowers are used in Southeast Asia for several purposes. Especially in India, they are primarily used for worship at temples whether at home or out, and more generally worn in hair by girls and women as a means of beauty ornament as well as a natural perfume. Flowers are used to be floated in bowls of water to scent the room, as a fragrant decoration for bridal beds, and for garlands.
Magnolia champaca however is more rare and has a strong perfume, and is not that commonly or plentifully used – for example in hair it is worn singly or as a small corsage but rarely as a whole garland, and for bridal beds it is most often jasmine and roses while for bowls of water to be placed around rooms usually other, more colourful for visual decoration and less strongly perfumed flowers are used.”[7]
The flower is sometimes commonly called the ‘Joy perfume tree.’ Many niche perfumers are now once again using Champaca Absolute as single note fragrances.
(From on Wikipedia 5.3.14)

Habit- Trees, buttressed, up to 30 m tall.

Trunk & Bark- Bark grey, lenticellate; blaze cream with orange speckles.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets terete with annular scars of caducous stipules, glabrous; apical bud covered by sericeous lanceolate stipules.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-3 cm long, stout and planoconvex in cross section; lamina 9.5-25 x 3.5-9 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, apex acuminate with twisted acumen, base acute to attenuate, margin slightly undulate, glabrous, chartaceous; midrib nearly flat above; secondary nerves 12-16 pairs; tertiary nerves closely and strongly reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers solitary, axillary, large, yellow, fragrant.
Fruit and Seed- Follicles, warty, 2-3 cm long, arranged as spike, dehiscing dorsally; seeds 1, scarlet.
Occasional trees in low and medium elevation evergreen forests, up to 2400 m. Also cultivated.
Indomalaysia and China; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
 

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michelia sapling for id: This sapling was purchased in a nursery in chandigarh
It was labelled michelia alba
i would very much appreciate a confirmation 


Magnolia champaca  Family: Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family) Synonym: Michelia champaca


–  it is Michelia champaca var. alba DC., Syst. nat. 1: 449, 1817; Sutaria, Syst. Bot. ed. 3, 39, 1942; Bose & Chowdhury, Trop. Gard. Pl. 56, 1991.


Synonym: Michelia champaca x alba (DC.) Figlar Proc. internat. symp. fam. Magnoliac. 21, 2000 (“1998”).
Common name: Safed champa, White orchid tree.

observed it in Panhala, Kolhapur growing wild.


 
SYMBIOSIS:  Ixora is a very common plant in Indian Gardens. Quite a number of species of butterflies visit this flower. Attaching an image of male of Great Mormon on Ixora flower. You may like it. 


Umbrella tree is in bloom at this time of the year at Cooch Behar. Bees, wasps, hornets and butterflies visit the flowers in search of nectar. Could captur an interesting image, where Grey Pansy and Peacock Pansy are enjoying nectar together. You may like it. 


Flowers of certain types of Palm are visited by bees, wasps , hornetsand butterflies. Attaching an image of Common fourring butterfly on flowers of such a palm. You may like it. 


Polygonum of differernt types are in bloom at this time of the year at Cooch Behar. Attaching an image of Peacock Pansy butterfly on a species of Polygonum. In addition to this butterfly, Common Crow, Common Leopard, Common Tiger, Plain Tiger etc visit this flower. 


Attaching two images on symbiosis. In one of the images a Greyheaded Myna is eating fruits of Michelia champak. In the other image a Tailed Jay butterfly is on Zinnia


 

 

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Kalatope Tree id al040711: A tree for id from Chamba
Location Chamba
Altitude 900 mts
Habit Tree
Habitat..?? Cultivated
Height 20-25 mts 

Looks like pale flowered variety of Michelia champaca.


Yes, it is *Michelia champaca*, a red listed medicinal plant. Wild populations can be seen in the evergreen forests of Kolli hills.
Tamil Name: Chenbagam  செண்பகம்


 

 

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MS 140711 -39- Michelia champaca .: I am attaching the photographs of * Michelia champaca *from Mysore city.


 
Sharad Ritu, Animism, and Magical Thinking:

For those who know Gujarati, here is the ingenious Ninu Majumdar, never at a loss for intuition, taking flight in the gentle breeze of a languorous night.
These are the plants that appear in this fantasy :
ચપો : Michelia champaca [Champa]
મધુમાલતી : Quisqualis indica [Madhu-malati; Rangoon Creeper]
બકુલ : Mimusops elengi [Bakul; Borsali]
ગુલબાસ : Mirabilis jalapa [Gulbas; Four o’clock Flower]
જૂઈ : Jasminum auriculatum [Jui; Jasmine]
દર્ભ : Desmostachya bipinnata [Darbha / Kush Grass]
ડમરો : Ocimum basilicum [Damro; Marvo; Sweet Basil]
પીપળો : Ficus religiosa [Peepal]
Audio excerpt from a private recording of એક સુસ્ત શરદની રાતે by Ninu Majumdar [d. 2000].


did he set a tune to it and sing it , too…someplace?
in bengali we have very lyrical songs about champa and madhumalati… but they copy righted… so cant share…


Champa flower: This refers to the interesting column “She Baba” in Hindustan Times, Sunday July 08, 2012, where … describes the “champa flower”.

She has rightly indicated the botanical name as Michelia champaka for the flower described. BUT, the accompanying illustration does not depict Michelia champaka. Instead, the illustration shows “Plumeria alba“.
In ths context, I would like to mention here that, the real champa (Michelia champaka) is common in South India and is a popular tree growing inside many temples compounds, as well as the flowers being sold outside the temples. On the other hand, “Plumeria alba” (also called “The Pagoda Tree” (orgin ally from Japan/China), is commonly grown in North India as an ornamental in gardens and along roadsides. It is erronously called “Champa” although it is not in any way related to the real “Champa = Michelia champaka”. The two plants belong to very different ‘families’ in botanical classification. The real champa (Michelia champaka) is classified in the Family Magnoliaceae, while the other plant is classified in the Family Apocynaceae“.


Yes this useful information.


I wish to add few things in this.
Michelia champalka or “Sonchafa” is available in 3-4 different colors like white, pinkish, yellow and different tinges of yellow-pink combination.
One can see all the sps along the slarge sunken lawn in Lal Baugh in Bangaluru.
Plumeria has the various sps grown in south india also. the normal wild yellow-white sps is growing throughout south India as well as North India.
During last few years various sps and varieties are imported and succecefuly grown in various landscape gardens. The major sources of these sps are originated in Hawaii but brought in india through Thailand. Eventhough it is called as Pagoda tree in Budhist world, generally it is planted in cremetoria of various south east asian countries.


 

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Flora of Haryana: Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre from CCSHAU Botanical garden:  

Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre from CCSHAU Botanical garden
Medium size tree
pls validate


What’s the difference between Michellia chapaca and Magnolia champaka???


I think Synonym!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I was also believing in the reverse way but checked and to my surprise
Magnolia champaca is the accepted name and Michelia champaca is a synonym on “The Plant List”
Also important to note that there is single “L” in Michelia spelling.


Yes …, I generally check theplantlist for latest synonymy but a few times errors are there also


Isn’t it a white champaca [Magnolia × alba (DC.) Figlar] which is a hybrid of Magnolia champaca and Magnolia montana. Could anyone confirm please.  


Michelia champaca flowering: I’m looking for information on Michelia Champaca. We are planting some trees in our colony and I procured about 30 odd saplings from the Forest Nursery. However, one of the local nursery guy mentioned that the Champaca saplings grown from seed (which is what most Forest nursery folks do) take a long time to flower (~10yrs) and that is the reason the grafted ones are sold in the local nurseries. Is this true? How tall/fast will a champaca sapling grow and how long for it to flower?


Michelia champaca saplings grown from seeds take about 12 to 15 years to flower, whereas grafted ones flower immediately within 2 to 3 years most often while still in their polythene bags.


To help you with a list of native trees you could possibly plant please check this link.
Personally am not interested in Michelia champaca as its origins are obscure. Some reports indicate the genus includes about 6 species of trees natives of India, Burma & Malayasia, whereas another rates it as a frank exotic, a native of Java & Sumatra. Had planted one on my property at Shahapur, but later removed it, but do have one at my bungalow at Khandala.


…, if you want both shade and beautiful flowers (in April, May only) I suggest Cassia fistula. It looks very beautiful when in flower and provide good shade also. Another tree I suggest is Neem which is a good shade tree and medicinal. One more tree when looks very beautiful when in flowers is Lagerstroemia speciosa (Pride of Maharashtra). 

 

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VALMIKI : OBSERVER OF NATURE:  Attaching two images of CHAMPAKA, as mentioned by Valmiki in his Ramayan. First one is of the flower and the second one is of the fruit of the plant. Champak blooms at this time of the year, you can not miss the fragrance of this flower, once in bloom. I have seen the most majestic CHAMPAKA treee at Dehradun. The scientific name of this tree is Michelia champaca


SYMBIOSIS: 1 correct image as above.
Attaching two images on symbiosis. 
( b ) Bank Myna on fruits of Michelia champaca

Thank you ..,for correcting me. The bird is indeed a Jungle Myna.


 

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Golden Champa [Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre] from Kamrup distric, Assam :  Attachments (12).  3 posts by 3 authors.

Attached images are Golden Champa [Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre] from Kamrup district, Assam. It grows wild in the forest of Assam.
The timber is valuable and used in making door and furniture. The plant is now depleting due to over exploitation. 
Date :20.04.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Magnoliaceae
Genus & species : Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre[Syn. Michelia champaca L.]
Vernacular name : Tita-sopa (Assamese)
Habitat: Grows wild in the forest of Assam.
Habit : Tree
Flower : Large flower bearing primitive characters of Angiosperm, Golden yellow in colour

Nice pictures, well illustrated


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 510 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a Chestnut-tailed Starling on the fruits of Michelia champaca (CHAMPA


Attached are pictures of Magnolia champaca from Devgad in Konkan, Maharashtra captured in November 2012. 

 

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Attached is a picture of Magnolia champaca fruits from Almora, Uttarakhand in October 2012.

 

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Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre
… synonym: Michelia champaca L.
at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan on 17 AUG 08 
… the yellow variety
at a nursery in Pune on 05 JAN 13

Very good photographs …

 

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Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight : Magnolia champaca – Yellow : 120314 : AK-6 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.    

Golden Champa very popular flower in the markets.

Pictures taken in Nasik & Mumbai.


 

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Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight : Magnolia champaca – White : 120314 : AK-7 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.   

Magnolia champaca White flowered seen at the Flower Show in Mumbai.


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Attached images are Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre
Date :20.04.2013
Location: Assam
Family : Magnoliaceae
Genus & species : Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierr


 

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Attached is a picture of Magnolia champaca white captured at the Flower Show 2014, Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai in March 2014


 

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Magnolia champaca. Pune

Sharing the images of Magnolia champaca


 

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Kindly find below photograph of Michelia champaca shot in Karnata


Magnolia tree seen at Shegaon, Maharashtra.
I think Magnolia champaca?
09-03-2014/04:30PM
Habitat: Garden

nice to see the fruits; many thanks for sharing


 

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Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight: Magnoliaceae -Magnolia champaca from Hissar- NS March 02 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Though they are not good, still I wanted to share these pics taken from Botanical Garden of HAU Hissar, so that identity is confirmed..
Magnolia champaca? spotted at Anmod Ghat..


It is open flower and flower bud of Michelia champaca



 

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Fruit of Michelia champaca – Fragrant Champak – 090714 – RK – 2 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).  

03/07/2014Bangalore 


 

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PLANTS MENTIONED IN THE SONGS OF TAGORE : CHAMPA : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
In an earlier post I sent an image of PALASH with the translation of a song by Tagore, printed on it.

The same song has a mention of CHAMPA in it. Attaching an image of CHAMPA with the song printed on it.


Michelia champaca


 

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Yelagiri flora 050914 TBN 3 for id:: Sep TBN 9 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date :30. 08.14                                                            
Location :Yelagiri hills
Altitude :3000ft
Habitat :cultivated tree in a resort
Habit :tree


Good pictures of Magnolia champaca (= Michelia champaca)!


Thanks … Did not know that they produce pinkish fruits.


These flowering trees in lower Ganges delta rarely shows such pinkish skin, but sometimes it does, I have seen some light pink ones in the Belur math grounds… the fruits pulp inside is not really pinkish, its just the young shell, in a day or two it will turn to light brown with the whitish flecks and then a little darker like cafe-au-lait color. (Belur math does not allow photography officially.. so I dont have pictures)

and later open up to reveal often red skinned seeds.. But I know you know that.


Thanks for the info about the variability of the skin colour of the fruits.


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Tree ID Kozhikode : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).

Tree ID please.

At IIM Kozhikode (Kerala)


Look like our ‘Champaka tree’ 


Yes, looks like Michelia champaca.


Magnolia champaca (= Michelia champaca)


 

photographed on 31/8/12


 

Requesting to please validate the ID (Magnolia champaca) of this tree captured in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai, in August 2014.
It has white flowers…


 
Attaching translated version of a song by Tagore, in which CHAMPA has been mentioned.


 

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MICHELIA CHAMPACA : HOST PLANT FOR COMMON JAY : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (13) 

During this part of the year Common Jay butterfly remain quite active in laying eggs on the leaves of Michelia champaca (CHAMPA) which is larval food plant for the species. I collected few larvae from Michelia champaca

recently and kept them in my residence with supply of leaves of the host plant. The larvae grew into maturity, pupate and after 10 days stay in the pupa the butterfly emerged on the 11 Th day. Attaching 13 images of the story. If you are having Michelia champaca in your area and Common Jay butterfly you may like to experience the thrill of seeing the life cycle of this beautiful butterfly.

It is my pleasure to share few images of Magnolia champaca  (Magnoliaceae)  

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Bangalore, Karnataka, about 1200 msl and 900 msl respectively. 

Date: 19-05-2014 AND 22-07-2015 


Glorious!!!

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Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft. 
Nepali Names : औले चाँप Aule Chaanp / चम्पा Champaa / चाँप Chaanp  

 

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Pollinators of Michelia Champaca : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Please find attached picture is for identification of Michelia Champaca; is from toptropicals.com site with non-commercial license.

Please inform which insect/ bird species pollinates Michelia Champaca.
1. honey bees?
2. wasps?
3. butterflies?
4. carpenter bees?
5. bumble bees ? Bumble bees available in northan part of India. And M. Champaca is also from same.
6. birds ?
7. Any other animals?
8. Other insects?

this is an interesting question. begs for good research and thoughtful scrutiny of literature of known facts, generating a bibliography, and if they are lacking, then….careful slow meticulous observation of a bunch of trees in flowering and fruiting stages by a graduate student or a serious citizen scientist over a period of a year or two. and may be even in different parts of India.
no response has come in so far in these days
i have some questions for this member: is this a serious academic question?
if so,  how come she does not have her own tree, flower and photos what is the purpose of this exercise?
has she undertaken scholarly google search?  

Searched for this question on google before posting here. Few blogs says the beetles pollinates them.

Did observe these flowers daily for whole flowering season for long time in one premise of Thane city, during day.
Never saw any pollinator on it. So was wondering if pollinators are nocturnal.
Will be good to know exact pollinator species.


 

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Michelia champaca var. alba DC.;

 

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Flora picture of the Year 2010…….Michelia champak: If you see the tradtional Indian flowers, they are mostly fragrant and not very bright coloured. Perhaps the most fragrant of the lot is Michelia Champak, and it as of a colour which could not be named and therefore anything (saree!) of the same colour is known as champai. It is soft vibrant orange, and the heady perfume is all-pervading during the bloom  time. No wonder it is used in the manufacture of Joy, one of the most expensive perfumes in the world.
    This flower was plucked by my wife even before I could snap it in the branch of the small plant which I have recently procured from Pune, courtesy my son and daughter-in-law. It is a difficult to grow this plant in the dry hot weather of Gwalior. It thrives well in humid and mild climate. When my wife went to Coorg recently she claimed to have seen 100 year old huge trees of Champa!.
    This flower has gone in folklores and mythological stories. Saat Bhai Champa is a famous folk story and Lata has so feelingly sung the story in BANGLA. For me this the flower and the flower picture of the year.


Mysore city is famous for this particular flower. You can see varieties of champak during the season.  I will try to post the photographs of flowers on trees when they start flowering.


– I had this tree growing in a pot. The fragrance is heavenly.


 

 

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For ID12022020RK2-please help in identification : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help in identification of this. It’s a local fruit consumed in Arunachal Pradesh.
Local name- Salyo
Date- 11th February, 2020
Place- Village Old Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Tree tall? Around 50/60 ft? Seeds sticky? 


Xanthoxylum/ Zanthoxylum ??


The fruit capsule, the red arils with black seeds inside peeking out is characteristic of fruits of some of the Magnolia family trees.
This is Michelia champaca seeds.
the red aril is letting the black or dark brown seed itself peep thru in some. the sweet aril is slightly fleshy and loved by humans, bats, other seed eating birds and even ants on the forest floors.  
the capsules of these fruits are very characteristic. see it once and you never forget them

Tejphal is a good idea (Xanthoxylum group)
in western herbalist’s list that would be prickly ash
it must be included in the differential diagnosis to start with.
but they Xnathoxylum fruits outer capsules are different,
and their seeds dont have the sweet red aril like this one does.


did you collect these from the tree? or are these sold in the market?


Learn Tanii gives
Salyo :Michelia champaca seeds


yes. i am surprised a learning a language site gives correct botanical ID. I am impressed. will have to keep this one handy…

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Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre : 7 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Kamal Binayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude: 1500 m.

Date: 15 July 2020

Habitat : Cultivated (??)
Syn : Michelia champaca L.


Yes …. One of the varieties. It is an avenue tree in Mysore. 


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