OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 080-02-007?:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tulipastrum cordatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Magnolia cordata

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia


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John B. Nelson    jbn_3453389181_05535fd69e

April    Lexington County    SC

A smaller tree than var. acuminata, with generally brighter yellow flowers, per South Carolina's Native Magnolias. Journal of the SC Native Plant Society (Figlar, 2007).

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata, Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia

JK Marlow    jkm170408_513

April    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Petals golden-yellow above, light-yellow below, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata, Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordata_wl

Month Unknown        

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata, Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordata_wl3

Month Unknown        

Perianth segments light yellow on underside and golden yellow above, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata, Piedmont Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordata_wl4

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 080-02-007?:
Magnolia acuminata   FAMILY Magnoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tulipastrum cordatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Magnolia cordata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3427

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Moist to dry slopes and bottomlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6-12 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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