Michelia figo
banana shrub

Magnoliaceae (magnolia family)
China

A single tree remaining of a row planted at the southwest corner of the old Career Development Center was removed May 2005 during remodelling of the building. There are no other known campus locations.

Name derivation: Michelia – Pietro Mecheli (1670–1737), Florentine botanist noted for work on fungi.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text ca. 2006.