Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Magnolias . . . ] Forest Type: Appalachian Cove
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Mixed with other trees; usually appearing in lowlands, near water.
Stature: 60–80 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a pyramid-shaped crown.
Leaves: Thick and leathery; 5–8 inches long and 2–4 inches wide; narrowly egg-shaped to narrowly oval; without small lobes at the base; dark green and shiny above; paler below; with a prominent midrib; alternating, but often appearing whorled.
Bark: Thin; gray to brown or nearly black; smooth when young, becoming warty to scaly.
Flowers: Large; white; showy.
Cones: 3–4 inches long; green at first, then deep pink, then brown to black.
Frequent Mushroom Associates:
Xylaria magnoliae grows from the decaying cones of southern magnolia and other Magnolia species.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2019, October). Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/magnolia_grandiflora.html