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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 535. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 80 species in temperate and tropical Asia, North and South America, of which two are cultivated in Pakistan.


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Deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs with pubescent or glabrous branchlets. Leaves entire, sometimes auriculate, usually minutely punctate. Flowers large, terminal, appearing before or after leaves. Perianth 9-21, in 3-5 whorls. Stamens numerous, in many series; filaments short; anthers adnate. Gynoecium sessile; carpels many; ovary sessile, unilocular; style and stigma short, fused together, recurved; ovules 1 or usually 2, horizontal. Fruit a collection of woody follicles, dehiscence dorsal or ventral. Seeds l-2, red or brown, suspended by a long silky thread; albumen oily.

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1 Evergreen; leaves rusty tomentose below. Anthers with introrse dehiscence. Fruit dehiscing dorsally Magnolia grandiflora
+ Deciduous; leaves green on both sides. Anthers with lateral dehiscence. Fruit dehiscing ventrally Magnolia denudata
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