Magnolia denudata

Yulan magnolia
Yulan 1.JPG
Scientific classification
M. denudata
Binomial name
Magnolia denudata

Synonyms [1]
  • Gwillimia yulan (Desf.) Kostel.
  • Lassonia heptapeta Buc'hoz
  • Magnolia alexandrina Steud.
  • Magnolia citriodora Steud.
  • Magnolia conspicua Salisb.
  • Magnolia cyathiformis Rinz ex K.Koch
  • Magnolia heptapeta (Buc'hoz) Dandy
  • Magnolia preciaCorrêa ex Vent. nom. inval.
  • Magnolia spectabilisG.Nicholson nom. inval.
  • Magnolia superbaG.Nicholson nom. inval.
  • Magnolia triumphansG.Nicholson nom. inval.
  • Magnolia yulan Desf.
  • Michelia yulan (Desf.) Kostel.
  • Yulania conspicua (Salisb.) Spach
  • Yulania cuneatifolia T.B.Chao, Zhi X.Chen & D.L.Fu
  • Yulania denudata (Desr.) D.L.Fu
  • Yulania pyriformis (T.D.Yang & T.C.Cui) D.L.Fu

Magnolia denudata, known as the lilytree[2] or Yulan magnolia (simplified Chinese: 玉兰花; traditional Chinese: 玉蘭花; pinyin: yùlánhuā; literally: 'jade orchid/lily'), is native to central and eastern China.[3] It has been cultivated in Chinese Buddhist temple gardens since 600 AD. Its flowers were regarded as a symbol of purity in the Tang Dynasty and it was planted in the grounds of the Emperor's palace. It is the official city flower of Shanghai.

Description [ edit ]

Magnolia denudata is a rather low, rounded, thickly branched, and coarse-textured tree to 30 feet (9.1 m) tall. The leaves are ovate, bright green, 15 cm long and 8 cm wide. The bark is a coarse, dark gray. The 10–16 cm white flowers that emerge from early to late spring, while beautiful and thick with a citrus-lemon fragrance, are prone to browning if subjected to frost.

Cultivation [ edit ]

Magnolia denudata is used as an ornamental tree in gardens. It is similar to other magnolias in that it likes rich, moist soil and should be planted in a location where it is protected from elemental extremes. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species , retrieved 29 May 2016
  2. ^ "Magnolia denudata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  3. ^ Nianhe Xia, Yuhu Liu & Hans P. Nooteboom. "Yulania denudata". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Magnolia denudata". Royal Horticultural Society. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-24.

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