Magnolia Flowers in the Neighborhood

Magnolia flowers are only some of the flowers we saw in the neighborhood as we went walking last Sunday! These flowers are also very lovely..Enjoy the photo of nature in this blog!

copyright photo taken by Euronics with Sony Cybershot DSC-W110

Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subclass Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.

The natural range of Magnolia species is a disjunct distribution, with a main center in east and southeast Asia and a secondary center in eastern North America, Central America, the West Indies, and some species in South America.

The genus is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.

Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles. As a result, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are tough, to avoid damage by eating and crawling beetles. Fossilised specimens of M. acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago. Another primitive aspect of Magnolias is their lack of distinct sepals or petals. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia


Dawn said...

Oh, magnolias are so lovely. That is a good photo you've captured there. Amazing that they've found fossilized specimens from 20 million years ago. Wow!

Euronics said...

Hi dawn..thanks for the visit here..happy to see yah around..