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Family: Magnoliaceae (magnolias)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > magnoliids > Order: Magnoliales

Two genera and 227 species, native to east and southeast Asia and the Americas. Both genera and 18 species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Genera cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).


About 225 species, native to east and southeast Asia and the Americas. Sixteen species and one hybrid are cultivated in southern Africa.


Two species, both cultivated in southern Africa: Liriodendron chinensis (native to China and Vietnam) and Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree) (native to eastern USA).


Illicium verum (Star anise) use to be included in the Magnoliaceae but is now in the Schisandraceae.

Drimys was once placed in the Magnoliaceae, but now falls in the Winteraceae.


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