|a Magnolia flower, showing all the parts.|
Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Magnoliales is an order of flowering plants. They are very successful, despite being an early type of flowering plant.
Classification[change | change source]
The Magloliales includes six families:
- Annonaceae (custard apple family, over 2000 species of trees, shrubs, and lianas; mostly tropical but some temperate)
- Degeneriaceae (two species of trees found on Pacific islands)
- Eupomatiaceae (two species of trees and shrubs found in New Guinea and eastern Australia)
- Himantandraceae (two species of trees and shrubs, found in tropical areas in Southeast Asia and Australia)
- Magnoliaceae (about 225 species including magnolias and tulip trees)
- Myristicaceae (several hundred species including Nutmeg)
References[change | change source]
- Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.