Magnolia dealbata

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Magnolia dealbata
Magnolia dealbata 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Species: M. dealbata
Binomial name
Magnolia dealbata
Zucc.

Magnolia dealbata is a species of flowering plant in the family Magnoliaceae. It is known commonly as the cloudforest magnolia[1] and eleoxochitl.[2] It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Magnolia macrophylla.[2]

Distribution[edit]

The cloudforest magnolia tree is endemic to Mexico, to cloudforests primarily in Veracruz state, and into Hidalgo and Oaxaca states.

The species was thought to be extinct for a while, until a population was rediscovered in 1977.[3]

Uses[edit]

Magnolia dealbata is cultivated as an ornamental plant, used as a flowering tree in gardens.

It is also used for timber, and as a traditional medicinal plant for heart problems.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magnolia dealbata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Vovides, A.P. 1998. Magnolia macrophylla var. dealbata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998. Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
  3. ^ Vovides, A. P., & Iglesias, C. G. (1996). Seed germination of Magnolia dealbata Zucc.(Magnoliaceae), an endangered species from Mexico. Hortscience, 31(5), 877-877.
  4. ^ Mata-Rosas, M., Jiménez-Rodríguez, Á., & Chávez-Avila, V. M. (2006). Somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis in Magnolia dealbata Zucc.(Magnoliaceae), an endangered, endemic Mexican species. HortScience, 41(5), 1325-1329.