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(family Meliaceae)

A genus of trees or treelets, most of which occur in lowland rain forest. A few attain timber size. The leaves are pinnate, the flowers bisexual or functionally unisexual. The fruit is a leathery capsule. There are few seeds; each has a fleshy jacket. There are about 75 species, occurring from Indo-Malaysia to Melanesia, with 1 species in New Zealand.

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