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Genus: Magnolia (magnolias)

[= Michelia]

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 > Family: Magnoliaceae

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

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Magnolia acuminata (Cucumber magnolia)

Native to eastern USA.

 

Magnolia campbellii (Indian magnolia)

Native from Nepal to China.

 

Magnolia champaca (Champac magnolia)

[= Michelia champaca]

Native to southern China.

Magnolia delavayi (Chinese evergreen magnolia)

Native to western China.

 

Magnolia doltsopa (Fragrant magnolia)

[= Michelia doltsopa]

Native to China and the Himalayas.

 

Magnolia figo (Banana magnolia)

Native to southeastern China.

 

Magnolia grandiflora (Laurel magnolia)

Native to southeastern USA.

 

Magnolia heptapeta (Yulan magnolia)

Native to eastern China.

 

Magnolia hypoleuca (Silver magnolia)

Native to Japan.

 

Magnolia kobus (Kobus magnolia)

Native to Japan.

Magnolia macrophylla (Large-leaved magnolia)

Native to southeastern USA.

 

Magnolia salicifolia (Narrow-leaved magnolia)

Native to Japan.

 

Magnolia sargentiana (Rose magnolia)

Native to southwestern China.

 

Magnolia stellata (Star magnolia)

Native to Japan.

Magnolia tripetala (Umbrella magnolia)

Native to eastern USA.

 

Magnolia virginiana

Native to eastern USA.

 

Magnolia x soulangiana (Purple magnolia)

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 

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