Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre, Fl. For. Coch. (1880)

Latin for the local name of this species.

Champacca velutina O.Kuntze
Michelia blumei Steud.
Michelia champaca L.
Michelia champaca var. pubinervia (Blume) Miq.
Michelia pilifera Bakh.
Michelia pubinervia Blume
Michelia rheedei Wight
Michelia rufinervis Blume
Michelia suaveolens Pers.
Michelia tsiampacca Blume
Michelia tsiampacca var. blumei Mor.
Michelia velutina Blume
Talauma villosa forma celebica Miq.

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules leaving ring scar around twigs when dropped. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 35 mm diameter, yellow-orange, placed solitary. Fruits ca. 65 mm long, green-yellowish-red, syncarps. Seeds with red aril, remain attached to fruit when ripe.

Usually planted in Borneo. Found up to 1000 m altitude.

Ornamental tree. The wood is used for furniture.

Originally possibly from India, but currently occurring pan-tropical. In Borneo collected from Sabah and East-Kalimantan.

Local names
Borneo: Cempaka kuning, Champaca, Chempaca.