The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening ; Nie, Z.-L. et al. In addition, huge numbers of plants are traded for traditional medicines. Recently, magnolia bark has become incorporated into alternative medicine in the west where tablets made from the bark of M. officinalis have been marketed as an aid for anxiety, allergies, asthma, and weight-loss. Botany, Plant Taxonomy, Angiosperm, Dicotyledons, Families, Magnoliaceae. a woody plant that at maturity is at least 4m in height and 7.5cm, possesses a single trunk, unbranched for several feet, has a more or less definite crown ... Magnoliaceae- Magnolia acuminata Economic importance. Food for man: The most well known food product of the family is certainly sunflower oil and kernels. Economic Significance As a whole, Magnoliaceae is not an economically significant family. 4. Economic Significance As a whole, Magnoliaceae is not an economically significant family. Carpels numerous, free, superior, arranged spirally on a cone-shaped elongated thalamus (gynophore), rarely carpels are fused, e.g., Zygogynum, placentation marginal. This coniferous nature of the wood is “discounted by the fact that the structure of the bast is characteristically dicotyledonous, having sieve-tubes with companion cells”.
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