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Magnolia virginiana


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Last modified: 02/15/2013


Magnolia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 535. 1753. Gen. Pl. 240. 1754. TYPE: Magnolia virginiana L.

Talauma A. Juss., Gen. Pl. 281. 1789. TYPE: Talauma plumierii (Sw.) DC. (=Magnolia plumierii Sw.).

Yulania Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. 7: 462. 1839. TYPE: Not designated.

Tulipastrum Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. 7: 481. 1839. TYPE: Tulipastrum americanum Spach, nom. illeg. (=Magnolia acuminata L.).

Buergeria Siebold et Zucc., Fl. Jap. 1: 78. 1843. TYPE: Not designated.

Kobus Kaempf. ex Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 3: 297. 1914. TYPE: Unknown.

Key to the species of Magnolia

1. Flowers appearing before the leaves...Magnolia kobus
1. Flowers appearing with or after the leaves...2

2. Leaves green beneath...3
2. Leaves glaucous beneath...4

3. Leaves widest near or below the middle, scattered along twig; winter terminal buds hairy...Magnolia acuminata
3. Leaves widest well above the middle, in terminal whorl-like clusters; winter terminal buds glabrous...Magnolia tripetala

4. Leaves acute to broadly rounded at base...Magnolia virginiana
4. Leaves distinctly cordate at base...Magnolia macrophylla

List of Magnolia Species


References to Magnolia

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