|Etymology||Genus||After Pierre Magnol, a 17th century French botanist|
|Species||Hindu common name for the species|
|Synonyms||Michelia champaca L.|
|Common Names||Orange Chempaka|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia|
Magnolia champaca can grow up to 20m tall, and has a cylindrical to conical crown. The branches twine erratically and are covered with elliptically arranged leaves, which themselves are long and elliptic, with wavy margins. The flowers are yellow or orange.
Magnolia alba is a very similar congener that has white flowers instead.
The Orange Chempaka is commonly planted for its fragrant flowers.
Cultivated tree at Sengkang.
Opened fruits, showing the pinkish arils.
NParks. (2009) Trees of Our Garden City: A Guide to the Common Trees of Singapore. 2nd Edition. National Parks Board, Singapore. 382 pp.