Talauma hodgsonii
talauma

Magnoliaceae (magnolia family)
Himalaya
Talauma hodgsonii. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

This unusual tree with large, leathery leaves to 9 inches wide and 2 feet long has replaced a crape myrtle in the inner northeast island of the Inner Quad in August 2003. Flowers have purplish blue sepals and fleshy, ivory white petals.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.