Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Magnoliales

Magnoliaceae - 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.

Michelia champaca

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Liriodendron L.Description
Magnolia L.Description
Michelia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Magnoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Magnoliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Magnoliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Magnoliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=129, retrieved 24 June 2017

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