Family: Magnoliaceae (magnolias)
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Two genera and 227 species, native to east and southeast Asia
and the Americas. Both genera and 18 species are cultivated in southern
Genera cultivated in southern Africa
List from Glen (2002).
About 225 species, native to east and southeast Asia and the Americas.
Sixteen species and one hybrid are cultivated in southern Africa.
Two species, both cultivated in southern Africa: Liriodendron chinensis
(native to China and Vietnam) and Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip
tree) (native to eastern USA).
verum (Star anise) use to be included in the Magnoliaceae but is now in
Drimys was once placed in the Magnoliaceae, but now
falls in the Winteraceae.