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An individual instance of Magnolia acuminata (cucumber tree)
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Look for this tree to the east of the south end of the semicircular by Kirkland Hall.

Cucumber magnolia differs from other magnolias in that its flowers are greenish and not particularly attractive.  Its common name comes from its fruits which are greenish as they develop.  Unlike the more well-known southern magnolia, cucumber magnolia looses its leaves in the fall.

Cucumber magnolia is rare in the wild in middle Tennessee, but in east Tennessee it is common and is an important timber tree.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-558.

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Magnolia acuminata

(L.) L.

sec. 1993

common name: cucumber tree
family: Magnoliaceae
Identified 2014-09-15 by Steven J. Baskauf


southeast of Kirkland Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14833°, -86.80199°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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