Magnoliaceae

Magnoliaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genera
Elmerillia
Kmeria
Magnolia
Manglietia
Michelia
Pachylarnax
Liriodendron
Ref: Delta 2003-01-04
A family in the flowering plant order Magnoliales. Consists of two subfamilies:

  • Magnolioideae, of which Magnolia is the most well-known genus.
  • Liriodendroidae, a monotypic subfamily, containing Liriodendron (Tulip Tree)

Unlike most angiosperms, whose flower parts are in rings, the Magnoliaceae have their stamens and pistils in spirals on a conical receptacle. This arrangement is found in old fossil plants and is believed to be primitive for angiosperms.

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