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: 0 genera and 1 taxon.

Magnolia champaca

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


Other sources of information about Magnoliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Magnoliaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Magnoliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Magnoliaceae
Wikipedia: Magnoliaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Magnoliaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=129, retrieved 28 January 2023

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