Class: Magnoliopsida

This group contains all our photo galleries of plant life, belonging to the Taxonomic Class Magnoliopsida, the Magnolias and their relatives. The galleries of photos are sorted by their Taxonomic Genus and Species. Click on the photo to view the gallery contents.

This class comprises of flowering, seed producing, plants that produce an embryo with two cotyledons hence they are commonly called dicotyledons or dicots. The first green blade emerging from the seed upon germination is the cotyledon and it contains sugars and other nutrients for growth until the leaf is able to photosynthesize. Features that are generally common to members of this class include vascular bundles of the stem that are usually in a ring that encloses the pith, leaves are mostly net veined, and flower parts are usually in sets of five, sometimes four, or occasionally three. Around 50% of dicotyledons are more or less woody stemmed. Annuals, biennials, vines, epiphytes, and aquatics are also well represented in the dicotyledons.
Alnus glutinosa (European Alder)Alseuosmia quercifolia (Oak-leaved Toropapa)Calystegia sepium (Pink Bindweed)Carpodetus serratus (Marbleleaf)Cirsium vulgare (Scotch Thistle)Elatostema rugosum (Parataniwha, NZ Begonia)Erythrina crista-galli (Cockspur Coral tree)Euphorbia glauca  (NZ Shore Spurge)Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge)Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)Fuchsia excorticata (NZ Tree Fuchsia)Fumaria capreolata (White Ramping Fumitory)Fumaria muralis (Scrambling Fumatory)Geniostoma ligustrifolium (Hangehange)Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert)Hypericum androsaemum (Tutsan)Kleinia mandraliscae  (Blue Chalk Sticks)Knightia excelsa (Rewarewa)Lamium galeobdolon (Aluminium Plant)Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle)Lotus hispidus (Hairy Birdsfoot Trefoil)Macropiper excelsum (Kawakawa, Pepper Tree)Malvaviscus arboreus (Turk's Cap)Nicandra physalodes (Apple of Peru)Nymphaea alba (Common Water Lilly)Oxalis incarnata (Pale Wood Sorrel)Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda Buttercup)Pittosporum crassifolium (Karo)Salix cinerea (Grey Willow)Salix fragilis (Crack Willow)Solanum chenopodioides (Velvety Nightshade)Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)Sophora microphylla (Kowhai)Spiraea miyabei (Spirea)Veronica evensoa (Tararua Hebe)Veronica parviflora (Koromiko-taranga)