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Genus :

MELIA

Family :

MELIACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Trees, rarely shrubs. Leaves bipinnate. Inflorescence thyrsoid, axillary. Flowers hermaphrodite, polygamous. Calyx short, 5-6 lobed. Petals 5, free, spathulate-oblong. Staminal tube narrowly cylindrical, 10-ribbed, with 10 or 12 truncate, filiform lobes, anthers usually 10, inserted. Disk small, surrounding the base of ovary. Ovary 4-8 celled, ovules 2 in each cell, stigmas 4-8 lobed. Drupes 3-8 valved, endocarp bony, 1-2 seeded. Seeds oblong, laterally compressed, testa leathery.