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An individual instance of Magnolia × soulangiana (Chinese magnolia)
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You can easily find this tree by looking for it to the left of the front steps of Kirkland Hall.

Chinese or saucer magnolia is actually a hybrid of two magnolia species and is not native to the United States.  However, it is often planted as an ornamental and is more cold-hardy than other magnolias.

These trees are well-known on campus because they frame the front door of the main administration building. Their beautiful purplish-pink blooms are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-345.

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

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.


Magnolia × soulangiana


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common name: Chinese magnolia
family: Magnoliaceae
Identified 2005-11-07 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14826°, -86.80256°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
bark - of a large tree
twig - winter overall
twig - winter overall
twig - close-up winter terminal bud
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - lateral view of flower
inflorescence - frontal view of flower
inflorescence - close-up of flower interior

Metadata last modified: 2019-10-16T22:24:42.018-05:00
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