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The Red List of Magnoliaceae

Red Data BookReport

By: Daniele Cicuzza (Author), Adrian C Newton (Author), Sara Oldfield (Author)

52 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Paperback | Jan 2007 | #214644 | ISBN-13: 9781903703236
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About this book

The Red List of Magnoliaceae, published jointly by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), through the Global Trees Campaign (GTC), identifies 131 wild magnolias as being in danger of extinction, from a global total of 245 species.

The significance of this potentially catastrophic loss lies not only in the threat to the genetic diversity of the family, but also because they are a highly sensitive indicator of the well-being of the forests in which they are found. Magnolias are among the most ancient groups of flowering plants and have long been cultivated by mankind. Some specimens growing in the precincts of Chinese temples are estimated to be up to 800 years old. Still popular as ornamental plants in gardens around the world (although fewer than 15 species are common in cultivation), in the wild magnolias are a source of timber, food and medicines for local communities.

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