List of Tree Names Starting With M

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1. Magnolia, Ashe’s

Scientific Name: Magnolia ashei

Family: Magnoliaceae

Native: Eastern North America

Type: Deciduous

Magnolia, Ashe’s is erect, single trunk, irregular crown, often contorted with smooth and gray branches and silky-hairy, bud-like large, silky-hairy twigs.

Its leaves are crowded and whorl-like arrangement, simple, obovate, and usually undulate.

It has fragrant, creamy white flowers and reveals red or orange-red seeded fruits.

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2. Mahogany, African

Scientific Name: Khaya senegalensis

Family: Meliaceae

Native: Introduced from tropical Africa

Type: Evergreen or Semideciduous

Mahogany, African, is a tree about 25 m tall with alternate or opposite, pinnately compound

blades and oblong, dark green and greenish-white leaves.

Its margins are entire but wavy and have round, thick-walled capsule fruits containing numerous thinly winged seeds.

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3. Manchineel

Scientific Name: Hippomane mancinella

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Native: Eastern North America, Hammocks

Type: Deciduous

Manchineel has an erect, single trunk, crown broad, spreading branches with gray or brown, warty branches and its twigs are green, becoming brown.

Its leaves are alternate, simple, ovate, or elliptic, and its flowers are greenish, year-round, and have rounded yellowish-green apple-like drupe fruit.

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4. Mango

Scientific Name: Mangifera indica

Family: Anacardiaceae

Native: Introduced Eastern North America to Asia

Type: Evergreen

Mango is an erect, single-trunk crown very dense, spreading, and dark green with dark brown,

yellowish bark and alternate, unifoliolate, long-pointed tip, lustrous, dark green, hairless, petiole leaves.

Its flowers are bisexual and functionally unisexual, greenish-white, petals and large, fleshy ovoid, pear-shaped, or irregularly shaped drupe fruit

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5. Mangrove, Black

Scientific Name: Avicennia germinans

Family: Acanthaceae

Native: Eastern Native America

Type: Evergreen

Mangrove, Black is an erect, single short trunk, crown-dense, rounded tree with smooth, scaly gray or dark brown barks.

Its twigs are gray or brown, finely hairy, enlarged and ringed, and have opposite, simple, thick, leathery leaves.

Its flowers are white with flat, lustrous green or gray-green asymmetrical pods.

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6. Manihot, Graham’s

Scientific Name: Manihot grahamii

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Native: Introduced from South America

Type: Deciduous

Manihot, Graham’s is erect, single trunk, new growth herbaceous with light brown circular lenticels and has green, hairless twigs.

Its leaves were alternate, simple, deeply palmately divided, and has yellowish-green, inflorescence-branched flowers and rounded, several-sided capsuled fruit.

7. Maple, Amur

Scientific Name: Acer ginnala

Family: Sapindaceae

Native: Introduced from East Asia

Type: Deciduous

Maple, Amur is a large shrub or small, shrubby, multistemmed tree with smooth, grayish brown, dark-streaked barks.

Its leaves are opposite, appearing simple, 3-lobed, and double-toothed, and have a dark green upper surface, lower surface paler, and hairless.

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8. Maidenberry

Scientific Name: Crossopetalum rhacoma

Family: Celastraceae

Native: Eastern North America pinelands

Type: Evergreen

Maidenberry is a small, short-trunked tree with opposite, rarely alternate or whorled, simple, obovate to spatulate, bluntly toothed leaves.

It has broad petiole blades with green to red petaled flowers and round, red, or purplish-red drupe fruit.

9. Mastic, False

Scientific Name: Sideroxylon foetidissimum

Family: Sapotaceae

Native: Eastern North America, Coastal Hammocks

Type: Evergreen

Mastic, False is an erect, single stout trunk, crown rounded, dense tree with reddish-brown, scaly barks.

Its leaves are alternate, simple, elliptic, oblong, or narrowly ovate and it has bisexual, greenish-yellow, corolla yellow, or greenish-yellow, flowers.

Its fruit is ellipsoid, ovoid, or pear-shaped, bright yellow to orange-yellow berry.

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10. Mayhaw, Eastern

Scientific Name: Crataegus opaca

Family: Rosaceae

Native: Eastern North America

Type: Deciduous

Mayhaw, Eastern is a gray, smooth, flaky tree with gray or dark gray, straight, stout, sharp thorned barks and alternate, simple, elliptic, long-elliptic, reddish-hairy leaves.

Its flowers are white or tinged with rose, and it has red pome, occasionally yellow fruit.

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11. Mayten, Florida

Scientific Name: Maytenus phyllanthoides

Family: Celastraceae

Native: Eastern North America

Type: Evergreen

Mayten, Florida has gray or gray-brown, smooth, slender, pale gray branches and alternate, simple, thick, fleshy, and leathery twigs with oblong, elliptic, often obovate, upper and lower light green leaves.

Its flowers are bisexual, unisexual, and white and have a three-angled, egg-shaped capsule in a fleshy red aril fruit.

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12. Milkbark

Scientific Name: Drypetes diversifolia

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Native: Eastern North America, Hammocks

Type: Evergreen

Milkbark is an erect, single main trunk; the crown is rounded, and compact with milky white, smooth, or slightly roughened barks.

Its leaves are alternate, simple, stiff, elliptic, and broadly wedge-shaped

tip blunt or rounded, sometimes notched, and it has unisexual, tiny, greenish, or greenish-white flowers.

Its fruit is an egg-shaped white drupe.

13. Monkeypod

Scientific Name: Pithecellobium dulce

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Introduced from tropical America

Type: Evergreen

Monkeypod is an erect, often crooked trunk, a relatively low-branching tree with slender, drooping, zigzag, spiny twigs.

Its leaves are alternate, bipinnate, tip rounded, dull pale green, with bisexual, tiny, tubular, hairy greenish, or white-headed flowers.

Its fruit is a curved or coiled legume and has lustrous black seeds.

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14. Mulberry, Black

Scientific Name: Morus nigra

Family: Moraceae

Native: Introduced from Iran

Type: Deciduous

Mulberry, Black is easily confused with other mulberries but is distinguished by its hairier lower leaf surface.

Its leaves are rough and variably shaped, usually with 1 or more lobes, and its flowers are borne in greenish catkins in the leaf axils, similar to other mulberries fruit.

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15. Marlberries (Genus)

Family: Myrsinaceae

Native: Distributed in the subtropical U.S., Mexico, the West Indies, Central, and South America, Asia, Indian Ocean islands, Pacific Islands, Australia.

Type: Evergreen

Marlberries consist of alternate, simple, hairless or with glandular dots, margins toothed, or entire.

Its flowers are bisexual, white to pink racemes, cymes, or umbels, and have single-seeded, rounded fleshy, red, white, or black drupe fruit.

16. Myrtaceae (Family)

Native: North America

Type: Evergreen

Myrtaceae usually has opposite, simple, leathery leaves, emitting a spicy or medicinal scent when crushed.

Its flowers are radial, bisexual, usually white, cream, pink, lilac, or red, with numerous stamens, and contain a fruit that is a drupe, berry, nutlike structure, or capsule, which is often woody and hard.

17. Malvaceae (Family)

Native: North America

Type: Evergreen

Malvaceae has alternate, simple, palmately veined or lobed leaves with bisexual, sometimes unisexual, radially symmetric flowers.

Its petals are usually fused at the base, and variable, most eastern fruit species produce capsules or follicles.

18. Magnoliaceae (Family)

Native: Naturalized rarely in North America

Type: Both Evergreen and Deciduous

Magnoliaceae comprises 2 genera and about 225 species of trees and large shrubs with alternate, simple, lobed leaf margins, and large, solitary, bisexual, and fleshy flowers.

They are protogynous, meaning that their stigmas are receptive to pollen only before the maturation of the anthers.

Summary: List of Trees Starting with Letter M

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