Magnolia pyramidata Bartram. Subgenus: Magnolia. Section: Tuliparia. Phen: Apr-May; Aug. Hab: Mesic hammocks, mesic forests, especially of bluffs and ravines. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: c. SC south to Panhandle FL, west to e. TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Sometimes treated as a variety or subspecies of M. fraseri, to which it is clearly closely related, but the distributional and morphological differences are discrete and specific status seems warranted.
Synonymy: = Fl2, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, WH3, Hardin & Jones (1989); = Magnolia fraseri Walter ssp. pyramidata (Bartram) A.E.Murray – Tobe (1998); = Magnolia fraseri Walter var. pyramidata (Bartram) Pamp. – Frodin & Govaerts (1996), Spongberg (1998); = n/a – C, F; = Paramagnolia fraseri (Walter) Sima & S.G.Lu var. pyramidata (W.Bartram) Sima & S.G.Lu – Sima & Lu (2012); > Magnolia fraseri Walter – Tx, misapplied; > Magnolia pyramidata Bartram – Tx