Plant Genera


Family Code: MAGNOL
Genus Code: LIRIO
Genus CN: tuliptree
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of 2 species, trees, relictually distributed, with L. tulipifera in e. North America and L. chinense (Hemsley) Sargent in c. China and n. Vietnam.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Leaf characters of shade leaves and vigorous young shoots are highly variable and also show a variety of shapes not encountered in mature, sun leaves. The leaf characters in the key are based on mature, sun leaves subtending flowers/fruits. The length measurements of the leaf blades are made from the point of attachment of the petiole to the tip of the midvein.
Genus References: Fetter (2014); Nooteboom in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Fetter, Weakley, {& Parks?} (in prep.)=Z.
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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