2651.000 Magnolia L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, deciduous or evergreen; pith homogeneous or diaphragmed. Stipules adnate to or free from the petiole, early deciduous. Leaves distinctly alternate or sometimes crowded in terminal whorl-like clusters; lamina with base deeply cordate or auriculate or cunate to abruptly narrowed or rounded, margins entire, apex obtuse or acute to acuminate, abaxially chalky-white or green to glaucous. Flowers protogynous appearing with or before the leaves; tepals 9-21, 3-5-merous, petaloid, usually spreading usually creamy-white, outermost tepals sepaloid, sometimes strongly reflexed, greenish. Fruit follicles, persistent, coalescent, forming cone-like aggregates, abaxially dehiscent. Seeds with red, pink or orange oily aril, extruded from follicles and suspended by funiculi.

Worldwide: 218 species in temperate and tropical regions, Western hemisphere, Asia.

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

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SpeciesContent
delavayi Franch.
grandiflora L.
sargentiana Rehder & E.H. Wilson
× soulangiana Soul.-Bod.

Other sources of information about Magnolia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Magnolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Magnolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Magnolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Magnolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Magnolia

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: genus page: Magnolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1828, retrieved 24 March 2017

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