Taxon: Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre

Genus: Magnolia
  Subgenus: Yulania
    Section: Michelia
Family: Magnoliaceae
  Subfamily: Magnolioideae
Nomen number: 452630
Place of publication: Fl. forest. Cochinch. 1(fasc. 1): t. 3. 1880
Name Verified on: 19-Apr-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jul-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed17, as Michelia champaca)
  • Invertebrate food: silkworms (fide Dict Econ Pl, as Michelia champaca)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Pl Book, as Michelia champaca)
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Book, as Michelia champaca)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Michelia champaca; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Michelia champaca)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Xizang, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Arunachal Pradesh, - Assam, - Bihar, - Himachal Pradesh, - Manipur, - Meghalaya, - Mizoram, - Nagaland, - Orissa, - Sikkim, - Tripura, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Sumatra; Malaysia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. 1986-1987 (HerbSpices)
  • Figlar, R. B. & H. P. Nooteboom 2004. Notes on Magnoliaceae IV (Blumea) 49:96.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Watson, J. F. Index to the native and scientific names of Indian and other eastern economic plants and products. 1868 (Names Watson)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.