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(family Meliaceae)

A genus of deciduous trees in which the leaves are pinnate. The flowers have a columnar disc to which the petals and stamens are adnate. The fruit is a small capsule. Some yield valuable timber (especially C. odorata, used for cigar boxes), closely related to Toona. There are 8 species, occurring from Mexico and the Caribbean region to Argentina.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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