Magnolia tripetala L.

Common name

English: Umbrella Tree

German: Schirm-Magnolie

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Magnoliales (18)

        Family: Magnoliaceae (6) (family description)

          Genus: Magnolia (5)

           Epithet: tripetala L. (1)

Synonyms: Magnolia frondosa Salisb., Magnolia michauxii Fraser ex Thouin, Magnolia umbellata Steud., Magnolia umbrella DESR.

frondosa => leafy, covered with foliage

michauxii => in honor of French Botanist Andre' Michaux (1746-1802)

tripetala => for 'with three petals', but refers probably to the three sepals of the flower

umbellata => having the inflorescence in umbels or umbrella form

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Magnolia tripetala at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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