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An individual instance of Magnolia acuminata (cucumber tree)
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Permanent unique identifier for this particular organism:

http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbilt/12-206


Notes:


This tree is one of the larger trees in the northwest part of Magnolia Lawn and is surrounded by a bed of mulch.

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.  This particular tree has not been seen to produce mature fruit.  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.

This tree is also described on p. 82 of The Trees of Vanderbilt.


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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 1-845.


This particular organism is believed to have managed means of establishment.

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.

Remarks: Described in the 1994 Trees of Vanderbilt p. 82.


Identifications:


Magnolia acuminata

(L.) L.

sec. fna.org 1993

common name: cucumber tree
family: Magnoliaceae
Identified 2002-06-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


Location:


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14347°, -86.79827°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

Location of individual determined from GIS database.



Occurrences were recorded for this particular organism on the following dates:
2002-05-14
2002-06-11
2002-09-17
2003-04-23
2006-06-22
2006-04-14
2006-06-08
2006-08-09
2006-08-28
2006-09-05

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree
twig - orientation of petioles
twig - winter overall
leaf - unspecified
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - lateral view of flower
inflorescence - lateral view of flower
inflorescence - lateral view of flower
inflorescence - close-up of flower interior
fruit - as borne on the plant
fruit - lateral or general close-up
fruit - lateral or general close-up
fruit - lateral or general close-up
fruit - section or open
fruit - immature
fruit - immature

fna.org 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.


Metadata last modified: 2015-10-10T17:16:00.288-05:00
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