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(family Meliaceae)

A genus of rain-forest trees or treelets in which the leaves are remarkable, being pinnate with an intermittently growing terminal bud. The fruit is a globose, usually velvety, thick-walled capsule, and the seeds are large, with a fleshy jacket. There are about 51 species, occurring from Indo-Malesia to Vanuatu.

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