Magnolia salicifolia

Family Magnoliaceae
Scientific name Magnolia salicifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Maximovicz
Synonyms Buergeria salicifolia Siebold & Zuccarini; Magnolia x proctoriana Rehder
Common name (Japanese common name) tamushi-ba
(English common name) anise magnolia, Japanese willow-leaf magnolia
Distribution (Japan) Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) none
Chromosomal number 2n=38
Description Plants 3-9m tall. Leaves 6-14cm long. Flowers white 6-10cm, flowering in April to May. Deciduous. Subarbor trees.
Reference Magnolia salicifolia (Siebold & Zucc.) Maxim.
Magnolia salicifolia [PDF]
Fluttering kite (US Patent 4530477/1985)
Microcrystals comprising an active substance having an affinity for phospholipids, and at least one phospholipid, process of preparation (US Patent 4973465/1990)
Biphenyl derivative composition for nerve cell degeneration repairing or protective agent and process for preparing a phenyl derivative contained in the composition (US Patent 5053548/1991)
Control of protozoal disease (US Patent 5135746/1992)
Fertility enhancement (US Patent 5240922/1993)
Method and product for treating skin afflictions (US Patent 5422100/1995)
Method and product for promoting hair growth and treating skin conditions (US Patent 6203782/2001)
Microwave assisted rapid and economical process for the preparation of substituted phenylaldehydes from trans and cis-phenylpropenes: a commercial utilisation of toxic cis-isomer (US Patent 6544390/2003)
Reinforcing material for wood and reinforced wood (US Patent 6596408/2003)
Herbal compositions for treating immunological disorders (US Patent 6503542/2003)
Compositions and methods of use for extracts of magnoliaceae plants (US Patent 6582735/2003)
Composition for preventing and treating type I allergy (US Patent 7211567/2007)
Genetic control of fruit ripening (WIPO Patent WO/1998/053085)
Dioxabicyclo[3.3.0] octane derivatives, e.g. sesamin etc., for prevention or alleviation of allergy symptoms (European Patent EP0681788/2004)
Anti-inflammatory agent (Japanese Patent JP60222415/1985)
Deodotant ant production of odorless garlic-containing composition by using the same (Japanese Patent JP05212099/1993)

Photo by Madame Popow
April 2008
at mountane forest in Niigata Prefecture