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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 2/7/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 2/7/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 1: 535. 1753.
Description Evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs. Stipules free from or adnate to the petiole. Flowers terminal, hermaphrodite, at first enclosed in 1 or more spatha- ceous bracts. Gynoecium sessile or shortly stipitate; carpels numerous or few, free; ovules 2, rarely 3-4 in the lower carpels. Fruiting carpels dehiscing longitudinally, the valves persistent.
Habit trees or shrubs
Distribution Species about 80, the majority in southeast Asia, the others in tropical America and southeastern North America.
Note The Panama species belongs to Sect. Theorhodon Spach, an American section which extends from the southeastern United States to the Greater Antilles and through Mexico and Central America to northern South America. This section differs from the other American sections in its free stipules. It includes M. grandiflora L., native of the southeastern United States, which is widely planted in the tropics. Many other species of Magnolia are cultivated in temperate gardens.
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