Other Common Names/Trade Names: Cucumber Magnolia
Scientific Name: Magnolia acuminata
Best Characteristics for Identification: Marginal parenchyma, noded rays, distinct heartwood colors
Uses: Low-grade lumber, framing for furniture and cabinets, veneer core stock.
General Natural Range: From western New York south to Louisiana. West as far as Oklahoma.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: Southern Magnolia, Yellow Poplar
Other Species Easily Confused With: None
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species : None