Scientific name-Magnolia grandiflora. Genus name is given in memory of Director of the Botanical Garden in Montpellier, Pierre Magnolia. 'grandiflora' refers to the size of flowers.
Popular names - Bull Bay, magnollo, magnolia.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from the USA sudorientala area.
Description - tree 25 m high. Trunk erect, branched. Ritidom smooth, dark gray. Crown broad, thick, tapered. Leaves persistent, alternate, coriacee, lamina ovat-oblong, acute, entire and slightly wavy edge on the upper side and glossy green color, on the underside is brown-rust, pubescent, ribbed central rib obvious; nervatiuni pinnate secondary. Flowers hermaphrodite, scented, solitary, arranged in terminal parts of branches, petale flashy, light yellow - yellow-cream, 25 cm diameter. Blooms in May-September. Infrutescente oval-conical, hair follicles, 5-8 cm long. Tomato seeds, lenticular to narrow-ellipsoidal, 12-14 mm. 2n = 114.
Growth rate - slowly.
Tolerances - not tolerate limestone land, which causes yellowing of leaves. Tolerates air pollution.
Requirements - preferred position of semi-shade, well drained soils, can tolerate drought once stabilized. The wet common in youth. Withstand temperatures up to -17 ° C.
Management - to maintain the tapered crown is indicated to be made skims each spring, in March.
Propagation - seeds and seedlings. Seeds sown in autumn, germinate in the first or second spring. Semilignificati with heel cuttings in July.
Diseases and pests - Cladosporium, Glomerelto, Illinoia liriodendri, Septoria.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' - Small flowers, 12-17 cm diameter, 9 m high and 3-4,5 m in diameter.
'Edith Bogue' - withstand temperatures (-21) - (-23) ° C. Crown pyramid, vigorous, 9 m high and 4.5 diameter.
'Majestic Beauty' - tree form pyramid, 9-15 m high.
Properties and Uses - bark contains alkaloids with antimicrobial properties and active against malaria. The flowers contain cineol, are aromatic and used in treating rheumatism.
Bernardo Gut - Trees in Patagonia - Birkhäuser Base, 2008
Marie Harrison - Flowering Shrubs and Small Trees for the South - Pineapple Press, 2009
William Boericke - New Manual of Homoeopathic Materia MeDica & Repertory - B Jain Pub Pvt Ltd, 2007
Trees and shrubs
Annona muricata is ornamental species. Fructul is edible as it is consumed fresh, as dessert, or mixed with ice cream or milk. Fruits containing vitamin B (0.07 mg/100g) and C (20 mg/100g), calcium and phosphorus.
Lycium barbarum - sea of fencing
Thorny shrub, 1-3 m high, stems Pendente .. Leaves alternate, glabra, short stalks, language ovat-elliptic, top acute, base cuneata, margins entire, 1-5.5 x 0.5-1.5 cm. Flowers hermaphrodite, axillary, solitary or in groups, calyx 0.3-0.4 cm long, 5-lobed or consonant, Corola infundibuliforma, 1-1.2 cm, pale purple, petals strong reflexes
Small tree, stem 6 m tall, thin. Lujerii are pubescent. Leaves with Lamine obovata, 9-19 x 3.5-5.5 cm, short top acuminata, the acute subcoriacee, subglabra mid rib, ribs side 10-13 pairs, petiole 3.5-10 mm, slightly pubescent.
Prunus serotina - a native of North America, grows on the edge of forests on sandy soils and poor.
Hibiscus syriacus - shrub to 3 m high, native of India and China, naturalized in southern Europe. cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and public gardens, the street alignments or as hedges.
Perennial herbaceous, stem 7-40 cm high. Caulinare different from the basal leaves, the basal are lobate, and those are areas caulinare. Flower 3-5 cm diameter, white, yellow or red; 3.5 sepa obsolete; 5 or more petals, stamens numerous. Fruit achenes, top acuminata recurbat, 4,5-5,6 x 3,0-3,7 mm, brown doll. 2n = 16.
Tribulus terrestris - the old woman's teeth
Herbaceous annual, prostrata, with branches 80 cm long. Paripenat-compound leaves, 4-8 folio, oblong folio, 4.12 x 4 mm. Sepa 2-4 mm long. Petals 3.6 mm long. Stigma pyramidal-elongated. Blooms in May-September.