Cucumber Tree

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
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