Big-Leaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Magnolias . . . ] Forest Type: Appalachian Cove
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Typically an understory tree in valleys and moist spots; rare, occurring in localized pockets within its range.
Stature: 30-40 feet high; to 1 foot in diameter; appearing scrappy and top heavy.
Leaves: 20-30 inches long; with heart-shaped bases; dark green above; silvery below; with a prominent midrib.
Bark: Thin; light gray; finely scaly.
Cones: 2-5 inches long; bright rose colored when ripe.
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Kuo, M. (2005, August). Big-leaf magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/magnolia_macrophylla.html