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Magnolia champaca
(golden champa)

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Magnolia champaca (golden champa)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 September 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Magnolia champaca
  • Preferred Common Name
  • golden champa
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood
  • Invertebrate food for silkworms
  • Revegetation

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. August 2007.
TitleHabit
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. August 2007.
Copyright©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. August 2007.
HabitMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. August 2007.©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. March 2007.
TitleFlowers and leaves
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. March 2007.
Copyright©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. March 2007.
Flowers and leavesMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Sun Yat Sen Park Keokea, Maui, Hawaii. March 2007.©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. April 2009.
TitleFlowers and leaves
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. April 2009.
Copyright©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. April 2009.
Flowers and leavesMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flowers and leaves. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. April 2009.©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Sakher bazar, Kolkata, India. June 2016.
TitleFlower
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Sakher bazar, Kolkata, India. June 2016.
Copyright©Sumita Roy Dutta/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Sakher bazar, Kolkata, India. June 2016.
FlowerMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Sakher bazar, Kolkata, India. June 2016.©Sumita Roy Dutta/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower and foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.
TitleFlower and foliage
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower and foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.
Copyright©P Jeganathan/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 3.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower and foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.
Flower and foliageMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower and foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.©P Jeganathan/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 3.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Ezhupunna, India. October 2017.
TitleFlower
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Ezhupunna, India. October 2017.
Copyright©Renjusplace/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Ezhupunna, India. October 2017.
FlowerMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Flower. Ezhupunna, India. October 2017.©Renjusplace/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.
TitleFoliage
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.
Copyright©P Jeganathan/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 3.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.
FoliageMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Foliage. Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. February 2018.©P Jeganathan/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 3.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. October 2007.
TitleHabit
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. October 2007.
Copyright©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. October 2007.
HabitMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Habit. Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula, Maui, Hawaii. October 2007.©Forest and Kim Starr/via Starr Environmental - CC BY 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Sapling. San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, California, USA. November 2013.
TitleSapling
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Sapling. San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, California, USA. November 2013.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Released by Daderot/via Wikimedia Commons - CC0 1.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Sapling. San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, California, USA. November 2013.
SaplingMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Sapling. San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, California, USA. November 2013.Public Domain - Released by Daderot/via Wikimedia Commons - CC0 1.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. April 2008.
TitleFruit
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. April 2008.
Copyright©Vinayaraj/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. April 2008.
FruitMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. April 2008.©Vinayaraj/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. Peravoor, India. June 2014.
TitleFruit
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. Peravoor, India. June 2014.
Copyright©Vinayaraj/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. Peravoor, India. June 2014.
FruitMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Fruit. Peravoor, India. June 2014.©Vinayaraj/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Seeds. December 2019.
TitleSeeds
CaptionMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Seeds. December 2019.
Copyright©Omar hoftun/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
Magnolia champaca (golden champa); Seeds. December 2019.
SeedsMagnolia champaca (golden champa); Seeds. December 2019.©Omar hoftun/via Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 4.0
1. foliage
2. flower 
3. fruits
TitleLine artwork
Caption1. foliage 2. flower 3. fruits
CopyrightM.A. Sattar/M.K. Alam
1. foliage
2. flower 
3. fruits
Line artwork1. foliage 2. flower 3. fruitsM.A. Sattar/M.K. Alam
1. tree habit
2. flowering twig
3. infructescence
4. sectioned flower
5. stamen
6. seed
TitleLine artwork
Caption1. tree habit 2. flowering twig 3. infructescence 4. sectioned flower 5. stamen 6. seed
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
1. tree habit
2. flowering twig
3. infructescence
4. sectioned flower
5. stamen
6. seed
Line artwork1. tree habit 2. flowering twig 3. infructescence 4. sectioned flower 5. stamen 6. seedPROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre

Preferred Common Name

  • golden champa

Other Scientific Names

  • Magnolia membranacea P. Parm.
  • Michelia aurantiaca Wall.
  • Michelia blumei Steud.
  • Michelia champaca L.
  • Michelia euonymoides Burm. f.
  • Michelia pilifera Bakh. f.
  • Michelia pubinervia Blume
  • Michelia rufinervis Blume
  • Michelia velutina auct. non DC.
  • Sampacca suaveolens (Pers.) Kuntze
  • Sampacca velutina Kuntze

International Common Names

  • English: yellow champa
  • French: champac

Local Common Names

  • Bangladesh: champa; champa sundi
  • Brazil/Acre: champa
  • India: bolnabat; champa; champaca; champagam; champak; champaka; champakam; champakamu; champige; champo; chembagan; chompa; chompoko; kanchanam; kanchanamu; kola-sampige; kud-champa; pito-champo; pivala-champa; rae-champo; sampanga; sampige; sampighi; sempangan; shamba; shap; shembuga; sona-champa; titasopa; tita-sopa
  • Myanmar: saga
  • Nepal: ouliachamp

EPPO code

  • MIACH (Michelia champaca)

Trade name

  • chama-ful
  • champ
  • champak

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Magnoliales
  •                         Family: Magnoliaceae
  •                             Genus: Magnolia
  •                                 Species: Magnolia champaca

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Invertebrate food for silkworms

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Revegetation

Fuels

  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Charcoal

Containers

  • Boxes
  • Tanks
  • Vats

Furniture

Pulp

  • Short-fibre pulp

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Exterior fittings
  • Fences
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Gates
  • Shingles
  • Wall panelling

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Fibreboard
  • Hardboard
  • Laminated veneer lumber
  • Laminated wood
  • Medium density fibreboard
  • Particleboard
  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Brushes
  • Cutlery
  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Marquetry
  • Musical instruments
  • Tool handles
  • Turnery
  • Wood carvings