- Flower nameMagnolia obovata
- Scientific nameMagnolia obovata
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringCut flowers, flower arrangement, Botanical Gardens, Park, Streets, Planting
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Magnolia obovata
Magnolia obovata or the hoo-no-ki (scientific name: Magnolia obovata) is a deciduous broad-leaved tree of the family, Magnoliaceae, native to Japan. It grows naturally in the South Kuril Islands to Japan and China.
The magnolia tree (M, obovata) has the largest leaves in Japan and was used as a tableware substitute in the days without plastic wrap.
The genus name "Magnolia" is a dedication to the French botanist Dr. Magnol, and the species name "obovata" means "ovate.
The magnolia tree (M. obovata) and the taishanboku (Magnolia grandiflora) are in the same genus and are similar.
The differences are as follows
Magnolia obovata (Hoo-no-ki) - deciduous tree, native to Japan, large leaves that can wrap food, light yellow flowers.
M. grandiflora(Taishanoki ) - evergreen tree, native to North America, thick and glossy leaves, white flowers, material for perfume.
Common name: Magnolia obovata, scientific name: Magnolia obovata, common name: Hou, Origin: Japan, Height: 10-30 m, Leaf length: 20-30 cm, trunk diameter: 1 m~, Bark color Bark color: grayish white (young trees) to light brown (old trees), Leaf shape: oblong-oval, inflorescence: alternate, clustered at branch tips, lobes: ovate, leaf length: 20-40 cm, leaf width: 10-25 cm, leaf margin: fully margined and wavy, leaf surface color: light green, leaf underside color: white with long soft hair, petiole: present, petal number: 6, flowering season: May to June, flower color: yellowish white, flower Flowering time: May to June; Flower color: yellowish white; Flower diameter: 15 to 20 cm; Stamens: 2 cm long; Flower thread color: red; Anther color: yellowish white; Fruiting time: September to November; Fruit type: bag fruit; Bag fruit color: reddish brown; Seed exterior color: red; Seed color: black; Notes: insect and bird borne; Uses: tree for park, garden and roadside trees; leaf for container such as "Hoba Miso" and flower arrangement; bark as The bark is used for herbal medicine , and the wood is used for craftwork.