The floral biology of the Magnoliaceae

  • Authors: Thien, Leonard B.; Kawano, Shoichi; Azuma, Hiroshi; Latimer, Shane; Devall, Margaret S.; Rosso, Sam; Elakovich, Stella; Gray, Victor Rico; Jobes, David
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Hunt, David, ed. Magnolias and their allies. Proceedings of an International Symposium. Egham, Surrey, U.K.: Royal Holloway, University of London: 37-58.

Abstract

The family Magnoliaceae, a well defined group of trees or shrubs, is a component of the order Magnoliales (subclass Magnoliidae) distributed in temperate (four-fifths of the species) and tropical Asia from the Himalayas eastward to Japan and southeastward through the Malay Archipelago to the New Guinea area (see map, Takhtajan 1969; Law 1984). The remainder of the family is found in the Americas from temperate North America to Brazil, including the West Indies (Heywood 1978; Treseder 1978). Concepts of the reproductive biology of the family, however, are based primarily on studies of various species of Magnolia located in temperate regions of the world (Heiser 1962; Thien 1974; Yasukawa et aL 1992).

  • Citation: Thien, Leonard B.; Kawano, Shoichi; Azuma, Hiroshi; Latimer, Shane; Devall, Margaret S.; Rosso, Sam; Elakovich, Stella; Gray, Victor Rico; Jobes, David 1996. The floral biology of the Magnoliaceae. In: Hunt, David, ed. Magnolias and their allies. Proceedings of an International Symposium. Egham, Surrey, U.K.: Royal Holloway, University of London: 37-58.
  • Keywords: magnolia
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2011
  • Modified Date: January 8, 2013
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