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Magnolia acuminata (Linnaeus) Linnaeus var. subcordata (Spach) Dandy. Subgenus: Yulania. Section: Tulipastrum. Yellow Cucumber-tree, Showy Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow-flowered Magnolia. Hab: Moist to dry slopes and bottomlands over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: Var. subcordata ranges from sc. NC south to AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: This taxon has been treated variously as a variety, a species, or merged with M. acuminata. Coker (1943) discusses its history, distribution, and taxonomic status. Additional study is needed.

Synonymy: = Frodin & Govaerts (1996), Spongberg (1998), Tobe (1998); = Magnolia cordata Michx.; = Tulipastrum cordatum (Michx.) Small – S; < Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. – FNA3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, W, Hardin & Jones (1989); < Yulania acuminata (L.) D.L.Fu – Sima & Lu (2012)

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
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