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Magnolia species:

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
Unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia

The Magnoliaceae, or Magnolia Family, is a flowering plant family in the order Magnoliales. It consists of two subfamilies:

1 The Magnolioideae of which Magnolia is the most well-known genus.
2 The Liriodendroidae, a monogeneric subfamily of which Liriodendron (Tulip trees) is the only genus.

Unlike most angiosperms, whose flower parts are in rings, the Magnoliaceae have their stamens and pistils in spirals on a conical receptacle. This arrangement is found in some fossil plants and is believed to be a basal or early condition for angiosperms. The flowers also have parts not distinctly differentiated into sepals and petals, while angiosperms that evolved later tend to have distinctly differentiated sepals and petals. The poorly differentiated perianth parts that occupy both positions are known as tepals. The family has approximately 225 species in 7 genera, although some classification systems include all of subfamily Magnoioideae in genus Magnolia. 
The family ranges across 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. 
The species list (below) has been adapted from the one used by the Magnolia Society, which can be viewed here. It does not represent the last word on the sub classification of the genus Magnolia (read above), as a clear consensus has not yet been reached.

Species list

M
agnolia kobus borealis at Waiwaka Reserve Lat 39 3' 31.4" S Long 174 5' 38.1" E Datum WDS 84

Felix Jury  at Adams Point Te Henui Walkway.

Lat 39 3'30.4"S Long 174 5'40.4"

White Magnolia at Adams Point  Position  Lat 39 3 42.8" S  Long 174 5 35.9" S   Datum WGS 84


Magnolia Iolanthe , Te Henui Cemetery. Lat 39 3' 28.1" S Long 174 5' 32.9" E Datum WDS 84

Magnolia Te Henui Cemetery  Lat 39 3' 30.2" S  Long 174 5' 35.1" E     Datum WGS 84

Pink Magnolia at Adams Point  Position:  Lat  39 3' 42.7" E   Long 174 5' 35.9"E  Datum 84


Magnolia "Star Wars"  Te Henui Cemetery      Position  Lat 39 3' 24.4 S    Long  174 5' 32.9" E  Datun WGS 84


Magnolia stellata   Position:  Lat  39 3' 29.3" S    Long  174 5' 38" E    Datum WGS 84

At Adams Point     Position Lat 39 3' 43.9" E  Long 174 5' 36.4" S  Datun WGS 84

Position Adams Point: Lat 39 3' 44.4S Long 174 5' 36.2E