Results of DNA analysis in various studies (see, for example, R.B. Figlar & H.P. Nooteboom, Blumea 49: 87-100. 2004) have supported the concept that the various genera comprising the subfamily Magnolioideae would be more consistently treated as a single genus, Magnolia. This is the treatment followed here, though it is still not universally accepted[
Magnolia aequinoctialis Dandy
Magnolia javanica Koord. & Valeton
Magnolia maingayi King
Magnolia uvariifolia Dandy ex Noot.
Manglietia macklottii Korth.
Michelia beccariana A.Agostini
Magnolia macklottii varies in habit from a shrub to a tree that can grow up to 23 metres tall, though one exceptional specimen has been recorded as 50 metres tall[
]. The bole is usually 43 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
A rare plant of primary vegetation, found at elevations from near sea level to 1,500 metres (var maclottii) and 1,000 - 2,600 metres (var beccariana)[
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The wood is durable and beautifully grained[
]. It is used locally to make the handles for weapons[
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