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(family Magnoliaceae)

A genus of trees whose leaves have a curiously truncate or bilobed apex. There are 2 species: L. tulipifera (tulip tree or tulip poplar), which provides the timber American white wood, occurs in eastern N. America; and L. chinense occurs in eastern Asia. They have now been hybridized. See bicentric distribution.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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