The Magnoliaceae is a blossoming plant family, the magnolia family, in the order Magnoliales. It comprises two subfamilies: Magnolioideae, of which Magnolia is the best-known family.

Another one, Liriodendroidae, a monogeneric subfamily, of which Liriodendron (tulip trees) is the main sort. Dissimilar to most angiosperms, whose blossom parts are in whorls (rings).

The Magnoliaceae have their stamens pistils in spirals on a funnel-shaped repository. This course of action is found in some fossil plants.


It is accepted to be a basal or early condition for angiosperms. The blossoms also have parts not particularly separated into sepals and petals.

While angiosperms that develop later have a tendency to have unmistakably separated sepals and petals. The ineffectively separated perianth parts that involve the two positions are known as tepals.


NameTulip Trees
Scientific NameMagnoliaceae

Vernacular Names

English: magnolia
Chinese: 木兰科
Dutch: Tulpenboomfamilie
Finnish: Magnoliakasvit
German: Magnoliengewächse
Japanese: モクレン科


Trees or shrubs sometimes climbing. Oil sacks present in stem and leaves.


The wood of Michelia excelsa is a brilliant business timber known as “white wood”. M. acuminata, Manglietia hookeri, Michelia baillonii, M. dottsopa and Pachylarnax pleiocarpa deliver profitable timber utilized for process work, furniture, melodic instruments, toys and so on.

The types of Magnolia and Michelia are of astounding excellence due to their obvious white and yellow-tinted, fragrant blooms.

Tulip tree

Blossoms of Michelia champaca are utilized by women to adornment their hair and furthermore offered in sanctuaries. Michelia champaca yields ‘champaca oil’ from the blooms, camphor from the wood and scented water from the takes off.


The monophyly of Magnoliaceae is bolstered by various shared morphological characters among the different genera in the family. Most have indiscriminate blossoms garish, fragrant, spiral, and with a prolonged repository.

Leaves are an exchange, straightforward, and once in a while lobed. The inflorescence is a lone, gaudy bloom with indistinct petals and sepals. Sepals go from six to many.

Stamens are various and include short fibers which are inadequately separated from the anthers. Carpels are normally various, unmistakable, and on a lengthened repository or torus.

Medicinal Uses

The root bark and dried underlying foundations of Michelia champaca are utilized as a laxative, while the blossoms and organic products are utilized as carminative.

Also, in certain renal inconveniences and venerial illnesses like gonorrhea. The bark of Drimys winteri and Illicium uerum is valuable in the drug.

Growth Habit

Because of the all-inclusive morphological comparability, no agreement has yet developed on the number of genera in the family. A study was done in the 20th century.

The improvement of DNA sequencing toward the finish of the twentieth century affected the examination of phylogenetic connections inside the family.

The work of ndhF and cpDNA groupings has negated a significant number of the customarily acknowledged phylogenetic connections inside the Magnoliaceae.


For instance, the genera Magnolia and Michelia were appeared to be paraphyletic when the staying four genera of the Magnolioideae are part out. Even a significant number of the subgenera have been observed to be paraphyletic.


Albeit no totally settled phylogeny for the family has yet been resolved, these innovative advances have enabled systematics to extensively delineate significant heredities.


The natural product is an etario of follicles which typically turn out to be firmly appressed as they develop and open along the abaxial surface. Seeds have a beefy coat and shading that extends from red to orange.

Magnoliaceae blooms are bug pollinated, aside from Liriodendron, which is honey bee pollinated. The carpels of Magnolia blooms are particularly thick to maintain a strategic distance.

They basically maintain a distance from harm by bugs that land, slither, and devour them. The seeds of Magnolioideae are winged creature scattered, while the seeds of Liriodendron are wind-scattered.


The family has around 219 species and ranges crosswise over subtropical eastern North America, Mexico and Central America, the West Indies, tropical South America, southern and eastern India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malesia, China, Japan, and Korea.

Cultivational Details Of Magnoliaceae

All in all, the Magnoliaceae is not a very important family. Except for fancy development, the financial centrality of magnolias is for the most part bound to the utilization of wood from certain timber species.

Also, the utilization of bark and blooms from a few animal categories accepted to have restorative characteristics. The wood of the American tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera and the wood of the cucumbertree magnolia.

Magnolia acuminata, and, to a lesser degree, that of the Frasier magnolia, Magnolia fraseri, are reaped and advertised by and large as “yellow poplar.”

This is a lightweight and outstandingly fine-grained wood, fitting exactness carpentry for purposes, for example, pipe organ building.

Edible Uses

Magnolias have a rich social custom in China, where references to their mending characteristics return a great many years. The Chinese have since quite a while ago utilized the bark of Magnolia officinalis.

A magnolia local to the mountains of China with extensive leaves and fragrant white blooms, as a solution for spasms, stomach torment, queasiness, loose bowels, and acid reflux.

Certain magnolia blossoms, for example, the buds of Magnolia liliiflora, have been utilized to treat constant respiratory and sinus diseases and lung clog.


As of late, magnolia bark has turned out to be consolidated into elective medication in the west, where tablets produced using the bark of M. officinalis have been promoted

As a guide for tension, sensitivities, asthma, and weight reduction. Mixes found in magnolia bark may have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Yet no extensive scale think about on the well-being impacts of magnolia bark or blooms has yet been directed.


Fun Facts

Some interesting facts about Magnoliaceae are:

fun facts

Apart from being interesting, they are beneficial as well.

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Amna Shaheen

I have done Bachelors in Computer Software Engineering from Foundation University in 2017. Now, I am doing MS in Project Management and I am a blogger at TapeDaily. I am very passionate about plants and animals. I like to study about them, so I write blogs that are related to plants and animals.

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