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Yulan magnolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Subgenus: M. subg. Yulania
Section: M. sect. Yulania subsect. Yulania
Species: M. denudata
Binomial name
Magnolia denudata

Magnolia denudata, known as the Yulan magnolia (Chinese: 玉蘭花), is native to central and eastern China. It has been cultivated in Chinese Buddhist temple gardens since 600 AD. Its flowers were regarded as a symbol of purity in the Tang Dynasty and it was planted in the grounds of the Emperor's palace. It is the official city flower of Shanghai.



Magnolia denudata a rather low, rounded, thickly branched, and coarse-textured tree to 30' tall. The leaves are ovate, bright green, 15 cm long and 8 cm wide. Bark is a coarse dark gray. The 10–16 cm white flowers that emerge from early to late spring, while beautiful and thick with a citrus-lemon fragrance, are prone to browning if subjected to frost.

view of a fully grown Magnolia denudata
botanical park, Opatija, Croatia


This plant is similar to other magnolias in that it likes rich, moist soil and should be planted in a location where it is protected from elemental extremes.


  1. Russell, Tony & Catherine Cutler (Hermes House 2004) Trees, an Illustrated Identifier and Encyclopedia Aness Publishing.

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Magnolia denudata


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Ordo: Magnoliales
Familia: Magnoliaceae
Subfamilia: Magnolioideae
Genus: Magnolia
Subgenus: M. subg. Yulania
Section: M. sect. Yulania
Subsection: M. subsect.  Yulania
Species: Magnolia denudata


Magnolia denudata Desr.


  • Gwillimia yulan (Desf.) Kostel.
  • Lassonia heptapeta Buc'hoz
  • Magnolia alexandrina Steud.
  • Magnolia citriodora Steud.
  • Magnolia conspicua Salisb.
  • Magnolia conspicua var. purpurascens Rehder & E.H.Wilson
  • Magnolia conspicua var. rosea Veits
  • Magnolia cyathiformis Rinz ex K.Koch
  • Magnolia denudata var. angustitepala T.B.Chao & Z.S.Chun
  • Magnolia denudata var. pyramidalis T.B.Chao & Z.X.Chen
  • Magnolia heptapeta (Buc'hoz) Dandy
  • Magnolia obovata var. denudata (Desr.) DC.
  • Magnolia precia Corrêa ex Vent.
  • Magnolia purpurea var. denudata (Desr.) Loudon
  • Magnolia spectabilis G.Nicholson
  • Magnolia superba G.Nicholson
  • Magnolia triumphans G.Nicholson
  • Magnolia yulan Desf.
  • Michelia yulan (Desf.) Kostel.
  • Yulania conspicua (Salisb.) Spach
  • Yulania denudata (Desr.) D.L.Fu
  • Yulania denudata var. pubescens D.L.Fu, T.B.Chao & G.H.Tian
  • Yulania pyriformis (T.D.Yang & T.C.Cui) D.L.Fu



  • J. B. A. P. M. de Lamarck & L. A. J. Desrousseaux, Encycl. 3:675. 1792
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
  • Magnolia denudata Desr., Jul 11, 2005, Catalog of Life consortium
  • Bisby FA, Roskov YR, Orrell TM, Nicolson D, Paglinawan LE, Bailly N, Kirk PM, Bourgoin T, van Hertum J, eds (2008). Magnolia denudata Desr. (accepted name), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist. Digital resource at Species 2000: Reading, U.K.
  • Ondřej Zicha(ed.). BioLib: Lilytree. [online]. c2007 [29 August 2008]. Available online:

Vernacular names

Česky: šácholan olysalý
Deutsch: Yulan-Magnolie
English: Yulan magnolia, Lilytree, yu lan, yulan
Français: magnolia dénudé
日本語: ハクモクレン(白木蓮)
Polski: Magnolia naga
Português: magnólia
Slovenčina: magnólia holá
中文: 玉蘭
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