Magnolia kobus D C.

Kobus Magnolia

Deciduous multistemmed shrub to several metres tall growing into a tree in the wild. Leaves 5-15 cm long, 4-8 cm wide, obovate to oblanceolate, more or less hairless, often puckered; stipules basal. Flowers before leaves, outer 3 segments sepal-like, inner 6-9 segments white or slightly pink in late winter, occasionally pinkish at the base or with a stripe, fragrant. Fruit cylindrical, to about 10 cm long.


Wood used in construction and for furniture.

Reminiscent of the starry-flowered M. stellata but the segments fewer and not strap-like but with broad spoon-like tips.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Magnoliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Magnoliales
family       Magnoliaceae
genus        Magnolia L.