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Champak Tree

Magnolia champaca


Family: Magnoliaceae It has strongly fragrant flowers in varying shades of cream to yellow-orange, and its timber used in woodworking


Found in Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests


In Theravada Buddhism, champaca is said to have used as the tree for achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi by seventeenth Lord Buddha called "Aththadassi - අත්ථදස්සි". According to Tibetan beliefs, the Buddha of the next era will find enlightenment under the white flower canopy of the champaca tree

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Central Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.31, Long: 80.56

Spotted on Jan 8, 2017
Submitted on Jan 31, 2017

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