Michelia Champaca and Michelia Alba

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Development from flower to fruit

Development in Michelia ChampacaPollinationFertilization and Embryo development Ovary develops into fruit and ovule develops into seed Fruits dispersed and seeds grow in a suitable condition

SimilarityA large evergreen tree when grow in forest Usually small tree (6m) we can find around us Known for its strongly fragrant flower Contain many kind of volatile oil in its flower Perfect but incomplete flower (no sepals) Dicot plantvein Floral part in multiples of 5 Netlike

DifferencesMichelia champacaLight yellow when young, turning dark orange in maturity. Zygomorphic simple flower (bilateral symmetry)

Michelia albaRemain white in young and maturity. Zygomorphic simple flower (irregular)

Michelia champaca (golden champaca)Zygomorphic simple flower (bilateral symmetry)

Michelia champaca (golden champaca)PISTIL/ CARPEL

PETAL

Michelia champaca (golden champaca)PI TIL/ A PEL

TAMEN

PETAL

Michelia albaZygomorphic simple flower (irregular)

PETAL STAMEN

PISTIL/ CARPEL

Sectioning of flower

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Fruit1. Fruiting (follicles) is free. 2. Basally united to the axis or shortly stalked. 3. 3-20 laxly that are arranged in a 6-9 cm long cluster. 4. Fruit is flattened ovoid to slightly spherical size 1.5-3.5 cm x 1-2.5 cm. 5. Partially woody, pale brown with white warts containing 2-6 seeds. 6. Their fruits are about 30 in a cluster, each with a 3 mm long and densely hairy stalk. 7. The fruiting spike is compact.

Types of FruitsFruits are classified according to the arrangement from which they derive. Michelia champaca is aggregate fruit. Each carpel develops into fleshy globule that contains one of several seeds. Collection of follicles developing from one flower

Seed

Seed is ovoid and red-brown and in open fruit it is hanging on little thin cord that is attached to the placenta. The seeds are brown with a pinkish fleshy aril. The seeds, 1-2 is brown when old ,polished and various angled. The plant doesn't require pruning and has naturally full and bushy shape. Seedlings start to bloom within 2-3 years

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Ripening fruit

Bud growing into flower