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: 2 cultivated genera and 7 cultivated taxa.

Magnolia champaca

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

Liriodendron L.Description
Magnolia Plum. ex L.Description

Other sources of information about Magnoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Magnoliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Magnoliaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Magnoliaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Magnoliaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Magnoliaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Magnoliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Magnoliaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Magnoliaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Magnoliaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Magnoliaceae
Wikipedia: Magnoliaceae
Plants of the World Online: Magnoliaceae
Tropicos: Magnoliaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Magnoliaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=129, retrieved 21 April 2024

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