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Meliaceae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Plantae.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Meliaceae is a member of the Order Sapindales. Here is the complete "parentage" of Meliaceae:

The Family Meliaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Acanthotrichilia

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Acrilia

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Aglaia

Aglaia is a genus of more than 100 species belonging to the Mahogany family (Meliaceae). [more]

Aglaiopsis

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Aitonia

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Amapa

Amapa can refer to: [more]

Amoora

Amoora is a genus of plant in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Andersonia

Andersonia may refer to: [more]

Antelaea

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Anthocarapa

Anthocarapa is a monotypic genus of tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. The natural range of the one accepted species extends from eastern Malesia, Australia to the western Pacific Ocean. [more]

Aphanamixis

Aphanamixis (???, shan lian shu) is a genus of trees or shrubs in family Meliaceae. [more]

Argophilum

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Astrotrichilia

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Azadirachta

Azadirachta is a genus of two species of trees in the flowering plant family Meliaceae (Mahogany family). Numerous species have been described in the genus but only two are currently recognized, A. excelsa (Jack) Jacobs, and the economically important Neem tree, A. indica A. Juss. (Mabberley et al. 1995, Pennington & Styles 1975). Both species are native to the Indomalaysian region, and A. indica is also widely cultivated and naturalized outside its native range. The resin from the trees have been attributed with medical benefits. [more]

Azedara

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Azedarach

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Barbylus

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Beddomea

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Bingeria

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Burseranthe

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Cabralea

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Calodecaryia

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Calodryum

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Cambania

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Camunium

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Capuronianthus

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Carapa

Carapa is a genus in the mahogany family . The c. 25 species become medium-sized to large trees to 30 m tall, occurring in tropical South America and Africa; common names for include Andiroba and Crabwood. [more]

Cedrela

Cedrela is a genus of seven species[] in the mahogany family Meliaceae. They are evergreen or dry-season deciduous trees with pinnate leaves, native to the tropical and subtropical New World, from southern Mexico south to northern Argentina. The name is derived from a diminutive form of Cedrus (cedar). [more]

Cedrella

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Charia

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Chickrassia

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Chisocheton

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Chukrasia

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Chuniodendron

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Cipadessa

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Clemensia

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Dasycoleum

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Didymocheton

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Disoxylon

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Dysoxylon

Dysoxylum

Dysoxylum is a genus in the mahogany family (Meliaceae). There are about 70 species, mainly trees, occurring from Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New Caledonia and through to other parts of the western Pacific Ocean. Australian species are known as "rosewoods", though they are not closely related to the true rosewoods (Dalbergia) which are legumes. [more]

Ekebergia

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Elcaja

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Elutheria

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Entandophragma

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Entandrophragma

Entandrophragma is a genus of eleven species of trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, restricted to tropical Africa. At least some of the species attain large sizes, reaching 40-50 m tall, exceptionally 60 m, and 2 m in trunk diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-9 pairs of leaflets, each leaflet 8-10 cm long with an acuminate tip. The flowers are produced in loose inflorescences, each flower small, with five yellowish petals about 2 mm long, and ten stamens. The fruit is a five-valved capsule containing numerous winged seeds. [more]

Entandrophragmoxylon

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Epicharis

Epicharis may be: [more]

Euphora

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Garretia

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Geniostephanus

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Gilibertia

Dendropanax is a of flowering plants in the family Araliaceae, consisting of 92 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. They are native to Central and South America, eastern Asia and the Malay Peninsula. [more]

Ginnania

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Goniocheton

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Granatum

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Grevellina

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Guarea

Guarea is a genus of evergreen trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to tropical Africa and Central and South America. They are large trees 20-45 m tall, with a trunk over 1 m trunk diameter, often buttressed at the base. The leaves are pinnate, with 4-6 pairs of leaflets, the terminal leaflet present. The flowers are produced in loose inflorescences, each flower small, with 4-5 yellowish petals. The fruit is a four or five-valved capsule, containing several seeds, each surrounded by a yellow-orange fleshy aril; the seeds are dispersed by hornbills and monkeys which eat the fleshy aril. [more]

Hartighsea

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Hearnia

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Heckeldora

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Heimodendron

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Heynea

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Heynichia

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Humbertioturraea

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Khaya

Khaya is a genus of seven species of in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to tropical Africa and Madagascar. All species become big trees 30-35 m tall, rarely 45 m, with a trunk over 1 m trunk diameter, often buttressed at the base. The leaves are pinnate, with 4-6 pairs of leaflets, the terminal leaflet absent; each leaflet is 10-15 cm long abruptly rounded toward the apex but often with an acuminate tip. The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen depending on the species. The flowers are produced in loose inflorescences, each flower small, with four or five yellowish petals and ten stamens. The fruit is a globose four or five-valved capsule 5-8 cm diameter, containing numerous winged seeds. [more]

Lachanodendron

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Lansium

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Leioptyx

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Lepiaglaia

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Lepidaglaia

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Lepidotrichilia

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Leplaea

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Lovoa

Lovoa is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Macrochiton

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Mafureira

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Mallea

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Malleastrum

Malleastrum is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Megaphyllaea

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Melia

Melia can refer to: [more]

Meliadelpha

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Melioschinzia

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Melospermum

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Merostela

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Milnea

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Monocyclis

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Monosoma

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Moschoxylum

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Munronia

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Napeodendron

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Naregamia

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Nemedra

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Neobeguea

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Neomangenotia

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Nimmoia

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Nurmonia

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Nyalelia

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Nymania

Phyllanthus is the largest genus in the flowering plant family Phyllanthaceae. Estimates of the number species in this genus vary widely, from 750 to 1200. Phyllanthus has a remarkable diversity of growth forms including annual and perennial herbs, shrubs, climbers, floating aquatics, and pachycaulous succulents. Some have flattened leaflike stems called . It has a wide variety of floral morphologies and chromosome numbers and has one of the widest range of pollen types of any seed plant genus. [more]

Odontandra

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Odontosiphon

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Oraoma

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Oxleya

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Payeria

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Persoonia

Persoonia is a genus of 98 species of shrubs and small trees in the tribe Persoonioideae in the large and diverse plant family Proteaceae. In the eastern states of Australia, they are commonly known as Geebungs, while in Western Australia and South Australia they go by the common name Snottygobbles. The generic name is in honour of Dutch mycologist and botanist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon. [more]

Philastrea

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Pholacilia

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Picroderma

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Pistaciovitex

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Plagiotaxis

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Portesia

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Prasoxylon

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Pseudobersama

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Pseudocarapa

Pseudocarapa is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Pseudocedrela

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Pseudoclausena

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Pterorhachis

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Pterosiphon

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Pynaertia

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Quivisia

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Quivisianthe

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Racapa

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Reinwardtiodendron

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Rhetinosperma

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Ricinocarpodendron

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Rochetia

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Ruagea

Ruagea is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Rutaea

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Samyda

Samyda is a genus of in family Salicaceae. [more]

Sandoricum

Sandoricum is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Schmardaea

Schmardaea is a of plant in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Scyphostigma

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Selbya

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Soymida

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Sphaerosacme

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Stephanosiphon

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Strzeleckya

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Surenus

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Surwala

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Sweitenia

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Swietenia

Swietenia is a genus of trees in the chinaberry family, Meliaceae. It occurs natively in the Neotropics, from southern Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America south to Bolivia. The genus is named for Dutch-Austrian physician Gerard van Swieten (1700-1772). [more]

Sycocarpus

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Symphytosiphon

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Synoum

Synoum is a genus of evergreen tree in the mahogany family, Meliaceae. It is endemic to Australia where it is found along the eastern sub-tropical to tropical coast, usually on the margins of rainforests, in Queensland and New South Wales. [more]

Toona

Toona is a of five species of trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native from Afganistan south to India, and east to North Korea, Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia . [more]

Torpesia

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Touloucouna

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Trichilia

Trichilia is a genus in the family Meliaceae. These plants are particularly diverse in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. [more]

Turraea

Turraea is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Turraeanthus

Turraeanthus is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Urbanoguarea

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Vavaea

Vavaea is a genus of in family Meliaceae. [more]

Walsura

Walsura is a genus of in family Meliaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]

Wulfhorstia

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Xylocarpus

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Zelea

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Zurloa

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More info about the Genus Zurloa may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 05:45:32