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(family Fabaceae, subfamily Papilionatae)

A genus of trees and woody climbers in which the leaves are usually pinnate. The pod is indehiscent, with 1 to a few seeds. Several species produce the fine cabinet timbers known as rosewood, Brazil tulipwood, and Burma tulipwood. There are about 100 species, occurring in the tropics and subtropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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