Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Magnolia champaca is a large evergreen topical tree, native to the South Asia, Southeast Asia and some parts of China. The tree is primarily cultivated for its timber, it and also used in urban landscaping, It is popular as a garden or house plant in Singapore. It grows to the size of a large shrub or small tree.
It is best known for its strongly fragrant yellow or white flowers. The flowers are used to make the world's most expensive perfume 'Joy'. The extremely aromatic blooms appear nearly all year round here in Singapore.
Many of you may know tts beautiful yellow flowers are fragrant, but have you ever seen the fruits? It has odd-looking, almost gall-like fruits. Its pinkish red aril-covered seeds are highly attractive to birds.