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(family Proteaceae)

A genus of shrubs and trees that yield oily, edible seeds. There are 9 species. One is found in Madagascar, 1 in Celebes, 3 in New Caledonia, and 5 in Australia. M. integrifolia and M. tetraphylla are cultivated, providing the delicious Queensland nut, or macadamia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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