MAGNOLIACEAE - Magnolia Family

Trees or shrubs

Leaves alternate, pinnately veined, simple stipules enclosing bud

Flowers solitary, actinomorphic, CA and CO not differentiated, parts referred to as tepals, perianth in 3 or more series

Stamens spirally arranged, ribbon-like
Pistils unilocular and spirally arranged
Fruit a follicle or samara aggregated into a conelike structure