Magnolia splendens

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Laurel magnolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Subgenus: M. subg. Magnolia
Section: M. sect. Talauma subsect. Cubenses
Species: M. splendens
Binomial name
Magnolia splendens

Magnolia splendens, commonly known as the laurel magnolia,[1] shining magnolia or locally as the laurel sabino, is a magnolia native to the eastern Puerto Rico. It is a medium to large evergreen tree 16-80 ft tall with dark green leaves and showy cream or white flowers. The wood is aromatic, giving its common epithet of 'laurel'. It was described by German botanist Ignatz Urban in 1899.


  1. ^ "Magnolia splendens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 July 2016.