“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
― Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam
This ‘sampige ‘ tree is in the front yard of my father’s maternal uncle’s home in Madikeri. It was planted some time in the 1940s by his son who passed away when he was only 17 due to meningitis. The flowers are very fragrant and cream in colour.
Magnolia champaca – Wikipedia
Magnolia champaca, known in English as champak, is a large evergreen tree in the Magnoliaceae family. It was previously classified as Michelia champaca .   It is known for its fragrant flowers, and its timber used in woodworking.
Species: M. champaca