cucumber tree, Magnolia acuminata(noun)
American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumber
Magnolia acuminata, commonly called the cucumber tree, cucumber magnolia or blue magnolia, is one of the largest magnolias, and one of the cold-hardiest. It is a large forest tree of the Eastern United States and Southern Ontario Canada. It is a tree that tends to occur singly as scattered specimens, rather than in groves. The cucumber tree is native primarily within the Appalachian belt, including the Allegheny Plateau and Cumberland Plateau, up to western Pennsylvania and New York. There are also numerous disconnected outlying populations through much of the southeastern U.S., and a few small populations in Southern Ontario. In Canada, the cucumber tree is listed as an endangered species and is protected under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. In 1993 The North American Native Plant Society purchased Shining Tree Woods to preserve a stand of Magnolia acuminata, which is also known as "The Shining Tree". The leaves are deciduous simple and alternate, oval to oblong, 12–25 cm long and 6–12 cm wide, with smooth margins and downy on the underside. They come in two forms, acuminate at both ends, or moderately cordate at the base.
The numerical value of magnolia acuminata in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of magnolia acuminata in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Images & Illustrations of magnolia acuminata
Find a translation for the magnolia acuminata definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these magnolia acuminata definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"magnolia acuminata." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/magnolia acuminata>.