Magnolia acuminata (L.) L.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Species Description - Slender tree to 25 m; winter terminal bud 1–2.5 cm, white-hairy; lvs scattered, deciduous, broadly oblong or elliptic, 10–25 cm, half to two-thirds as wide, abruptly acuminate, basally acute to rounded or truncate, the lower surface green and minutely hairy; fls greenish-yellow; pet 6, ascending, 5–8 cm, oblanceolate or oblong spatulate, abruptly narrowed to the tip; styles filiform, promptly deciduous; fr-cone ellipsoid, 5–8 cm, the follicles glabrous; 2n=76. Rich woods; s. and w. N.Y. and s. Ont. to s. Mo. and e. Okla., s. to Ga., w. Fla., and La. May, June.