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
  • 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.


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.


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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