Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Magnoliales
- Magnolia family
Description of the family
Trees and shrubs. Stipules large (when present) leaving large scars. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers bisexual, often large and showy. Perianth of usually 3 whorls of free petaloid segments, the outer segments sometimes reduced and sepaloid. Stamens numerous. Carpels few or numerous, spirally arranged. Fruit composed of separate or united follicles (in ours). Seeds with an arillate testa.
Worldwide: 7 genera and 165 species, tropical to warm temperate, especially northern hemisphere.
Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated genera and 6 cultivated taxa.
Other sources of information about Magnoliaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Magnoliaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Magnoliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=129, retrieved 25 March 2017