Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- 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.
More sample images from the Magnoliaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
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Other sources of information about Magnoliaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Magnoliaceae pageGRIN
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for MagnoliaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Magnoliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=129, retrieved 26 May 2013