2651.000 Magnolia Plum. ex L.


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

Description of the genus

Deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves: lamina not lobed; margin entire; apex obtuse or acute to acuminate. Flowers terminal or axillary, appearing with or before the leaves; tepals 9-21; outermost tepals sepal-like, sometimes strongly reflexed, greenish; inner petaloid, usually creamy-white. Fruit consisting of persistent follicles, forming cone-like aggregates. Seeds with red, pink or orange oily aril, for a time suspended on thread-like strings.

Derivation of name: for Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), French physician and botanist.

Worldwide: 339 species in temperate and tropical regions, Western hemisphere, Asia.

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.

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champaca (L.) Baill. ex PierreDescription, Image
delavayi Franch.
figo (Lour.) DC.
grandiflora L.
sargentiana Rehder & E.H. Wilson
× soulangiana Soul.-Bod.

Other sources of information about Magnolia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Magnolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Magnolia

External websites:

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

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: genus page: Magnolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1828, retrieved 26 May 2024

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