Magnolia globosa

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Globe magnolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Subgenus: Magnolia
Section: Rhytidospermum
Subsection: Oyama
Species: M. globosa
Binomial name
Magnolia globosa
J. D. Hooker & Thomson
Synonyms[1]
  • Magnolia tsarongensis W.W.Sm. & Forrest
  • Oyama globosa (Hook.f. & Thomson) N.H.Xia & C.Y.Wu

Magnolia globosa (commonly known as Globe magnolia or Hen magnolia) is a species of Magnolia native to Bhutan, southwestern China (Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan), northeastern India (Assam, Sikkim), northern Myanmar-Burma, and eastern Nepal.

Description[edit]

It is a deciduous large shrub or small tree growing to 7-10 m tall. The leaves are variable in shape, obovate, elliptic-ovate or broadly ovate, 10-24 cm long and 5-14 cm broad, glossy dark green above, paler and slightly downy below, and with a bluntly acute apex. The flowers are creamy white, 6-7.6 cm wide, with the 9-12 tepals all about the same size; they are fragrant, nodding or pendent, and have a rounded, globose profile.

Cultivation[edit]

It is closely related to M. wilsonii and M. sieboldii, and is rare though in cultivation. Flowers are less showy than other species in the genus, so use as a foliage plant would fit this species best.

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