After a five year wait my Magnolia maclurei bloomed this winter. I took these pics today.
Rare magnolia blooms!
It didn't have much of a smell. A little like M. grandiflora but weaker.
So much for that. I read that their fragrance was sweet and strong. The blooms are beautiful.
Seconding growin's sentiment, and adding: take images of the whole plant, as well as details of leaves, stems, buds, etc. for the "full monty" of this rare plant.