|An evergreen tree, reaching 100 feet tall. Twigs are grayish brown, with fine hairs. Leathery leaves are 6-9 inches long, glossy dark green, with silvery gray, downy undersides. Large, white, fragrant flowers are 9-11 inches across. Attempts at grafting have been largely unsuccessful. Four seed grown specimens survive in Fort Bragg, California, blooming in September.
Native to evergreen forests of Chiapas, Mexico at 6500-9800 feet elevation. Known locally as simply 'Magnolia' or 'Tajchac'.