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: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Magnolia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Magnolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1828, retrieved 2 December 2023

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