Mostly in Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Western Hemisphere.
Genera ca. 6(-12), species ca. 220 (2 genera, 9 species in the flora).
Magnoliaceae are pollinated by beetles.
Herbarium material of Magnolia is usually incomplete and inadequate for critical study. Collections should include material of the stipules, spathaceous bracts, a full complement of stamens, and all of the perianth segments to facilitate identification of Magnolia species.
|1||Leaf blade entire, base deeply cordate or auriculate, or cuneate to abruptly narrowed or rounded, apex obtuse or acute to acuminate; stipules adnate on petiole or rarely free, early deciduous; tepals petaloid, usually spreading, creamy white, rarely greenish or yellow to orange-yellow, outermost tepals sepaloid, sometimes reflexed, greenish; anthers introrse or latrorse; follicles persistent, coalescent; seeds with brightly colored aril, extruded from follicles and suspended by funiculi.||Magnolia|
|1||Leaf blade evenly 2-10-lobed, base rounded to shallowly cordate or truncate, apex broadly truncate or notched; stipules free, erect, leafy, tardily deciduous; tepals petaloid, tip recurved, greenish yellow with feathered orange band near base, outermost tepals sepaloid, reflexed, green; anthers extrorse; samaras caducous, forming elongate spindle-shaped dry cone, indehiscent; seeds without aril, adherent to dry endocarp.||Liriodendron|
|Author||Frederick G. Meyer +|
|Common name||Composite Family +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Reference||canright1960a +, demuth1978a +, hardin1989a +, nooteboom1985a +, praglowski1974a +, sargent1890a +, spongberg1976a + and wood1958a +|
|Taxon name||Magnoliaceae +|
|Taxon rank||family +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|