Magnoliaceae classification-family description and plant list

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Cronquist placed the family Magnoliaceae under the order Magnoliales, sub-class Magnoliiadae of the class Magnoliopsida (Dicots). Magnoliaceae classification-family description and plant list.

Magnoliaceae classification-family description and plant list

Family description
            Habit Shrub or trees.
           Leaves Alternate simple, entire with bud scales or stipules covering like buds
        Inflorescence Solitary axillary or terminal
           Flower Bisexual actinomorphic, acyclic or spirocyclic; receptacle long or convex
          Perianth Many, petaloid, outer whorl sepaloid, arranged in whorls or in spirals
       Androecium Stamens many free, arranged spirally on conical thalamus, connective of anthers not projecting
        GynoeciumCarpels many, apocarpous, spirally arranged on the thalamus which is conical.
           SeedsLarge, suspended by a silky thread-like funiculus, embryo small, endosperm watery fleshy
           FruitThe aggregate of follicles or berries

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Magnoliaceae classification-family description and plant list

Plant list (Economically important plants)
            NameMichelia doltsopa
        Parts usedWood
        ImportanceUsed for furniture, musical instruments, and lite construction

 

            NameMagnolia sp.
             PartsWood
        ImportanceUsed for cabinet works

 

           NameMagnolia grandiflora

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      ImportanceOrnamental plants

 

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