Magnolia x Soulangeana Soul., Magnoliaceae

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Common name: N/A

Voucher: Kostadinov 116, (URV)

Brief description: M. denudata x M. liliflora.  A large shrub or little tree, blooming precociously. Leaves are broad-ovate to obovate to broad-oblong, simple, alternate, entire, pinnately veined, margins entire. Flowers are perfect, open-bell-shaped, showy purplish or rose-colored outside, white within. Fruits are aggregated on a cone-like gynophore, each follicle dehiscent. 

Campus data: Occasionally cultivated on campus. A couple of  individuals in the wild were encountered.