Fraser Magnolia (Magnolia fraseri)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Magnolias . . . ] Forest Type: Appalachian Cove
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Appalachian cove forests, mixed with other trees; usually appearing in lowlands.
Stature: 20–40 feet high; to 1 foot in diameter; often branched into two or more main trunks.
Leaves: 6–10 inches long and 3–7 inches wide; with small lobes at the base on either side of the petiole; dark green above; paler below; with a prominent midrib; alternating, but often appearing whorled.
Bark: Gray to brownish gray; smooth when young, becoming warty to scaly.
Flowers: Large; white; showy.
Cones: 3–5 inches long; green at first, then deep pink, then brown to black.
Frequent Mushroom Associates:
Xylaria magnoliae grows from the decaying cones of Fraser magnolia and other Magnolia species.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2019, October). Fraser magnolia (Magnolia fraseri). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/magnolia_fraseri.html