MAGNOLIACEAE, Magnolia Family

Deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, stipules covering vegetative buds and leaving complete rings as scars; flowers large, hypogynous, bisporangiate, solitary; perianth parts similar, separate, in circles of 3, each circle regular; stamens many, spirally arranged; carpels many, on an elongate receptacle, separate or somewhat united; fruit a conelike aggregate.