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Encyclopedia > Meliaceae
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Mahogany family

Melia azaderach in flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Juss.
Genera

See text Chinaberry in blossom Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 03:09, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families See text The Sapindales is an order of flowering plants included among the rosid subgroup of dicotyledons. ... Portrait of Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (April 12, 1748 - September 17, 1836) was a French botanist. ...

The Meliaceae, or the Mahogany family, is a flowering plant family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs in the order Sapindales, characterised by alternate, usually pinnate leaves without stipules and by syncarpous, usually bisexual flowers borne in panicles, cymes, spikes, or clusters. Many species are deciduous, either in the dry season or in winter, but some are evergreen. The family includes about 50 genera and 550 species. Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth A tree can be defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. ... Families See text The Sapindales is an order of flowering plants included among the rosid subgroup of dicotyledons. ... Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off). ... A Silver Fir shoot showing three successive years of retained leaves In botany, an evergreen plant is a plant which retains its leaves year-round, with each leaf persisting for more than 12 months. ...

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Distribution

Pantropical; one genus (Toona) extends north into temperate China and south into southeast Australia, and another (Melia) nearly as far north.


Uses

Oil, soap-making, insecticides, highly prized wood (mahogany, cedar, etc, etc) A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is an organic material found as the primary content of the stems of woody plants, especially trees, but also shrubs. ...


Some economically important species belong to this family:

Binomial name Azadirachta indica A. Juss. ... Binomial name Carapa guianensis Carapa guianensis, the sole species in the genus Carapa, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to Brazil and Guyana. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Species See text Cedrela is a genus of seven species in the mahogany family Meliaceae. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Khaya is a genus in the Meliaceae, the Mahogany family. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Khaya is a genus in the Meliaceae, the Mahogany family. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Species Melia azedarach The Chinaberry or Bead Tree (Melia azedarach), is a small tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to China, also occasionally known as Persian Lilac. ... Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Nickname: Sunshine State/Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ... Genera and Species Entandophragma - Sapele - Utile or African Mahogany Guarea - Pink Mahogany Khaya - Ivory Coast Mahogany - Senegal Mahogany Swietenia - Honduras Mahogany - West Indian Mahogany Toona - Indian Mahogany - Chinese Mahogany The name Mahogany was first used in the New World for three trees of the genus Swietenia, namely (West Indian Mahogany... Genera and Species Entandophragma - Sapele - Utile or African Mahogany Guarea - Pink Mahogany Khaya - Ivory Coast Mahogany - Senegal Mahogany Swietenia - Honduras Mahogany - West Indian Mahogany Toona - Indian Mahogany - Chinese Mahogany The name Mahogany was first used in the New World for three trees of the genus Swietenia, namely (West Indian Mahogany... ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... species Toona australis - Australian Redcedar Toona calantas - Philippine Mahogany Toona ciliata - Indian Mahogany Toona febrifuga - Vietnam Mahogany Toona sinensis - Chinese Mahogany Toona sureni - Indonesian Mahogany Toona is a genus of six species of trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native from eastern China south to India, southeast Asia and northern... species Toona australis - Australian Redcedar Toona calantas - Philippine Mahogany Toona ciliata - Indian Mahogany Toona febrifuga - Vietnam Mahogany Toona sinensis - Chinese Mahogany Toona sureni - Indonesian Mahogany Toona is a genus of six species of trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native from eastern China south to India, southeast Asia and northern... World map showing location of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of Eurasia, defined by subtracting Europe from Eurasia. ...

Genera

Chinese Rice Flower (Aglaia odorata)
Chinese Rice Flower (Aglaia odorata)
  • Aglaia
  • Anthocarapa
  • Aphanamixis
  • Astrotrichilia
  • Azadirachta
  • Cabralea
  • Calodecarya
  • Capuronianthus
  • Carapa
  • Cedrela
  • Chisocheton
  • Chukrasia
  • Cipadessa
  • Dysoxylum
  • Ekebergia
  • Entandophragma
  • Guarea
  • Heckeldora
  • Humbertioturraea
  • Khaya
  • Lansium
  • Lepidotrichilia
  • Lovoa
  • Malleastrum
  • Melia
  • Munronia
  • Naregamia
  • Neobeguea
  • Owenia
  • Pseudobersama
  • Pseudocarapa
  • Pseudocedrela
  • Pterorhachis
  • Reinwardtiodendron
  • Ruagea
  • Sandoricum
  • Schmardaea
  • Soymida
  • Sphaerosacme
  • Swietenia
  • Synoum
  • Toona
  • Trichilia
  • Turraea
  • Turraeanthus
  • Vavaea
  • Walsura
  • Xylocarpus

Aglaia odorata1. ... Aglaia odorata1. ... Species See text Aglaia is a genus of more than 100 species belonging to the Mahogany family (Meliaceae). ... Binomial name Azadirachta indica A. Juss. ... Binomial name Carapa guianensis Carapa guianensis, the sole species in the genus Carapa, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to Brazil and Guyana. ... Species See text Cedrela is a genus of seven species in the mahogany family Meliaceae. ... Khaya is a genus in the Meliaceae, the Mahogany family. ... Species Melia azedarach The Chinaberry or Bead Tree (Melia azedarach), is a small tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to China, also occasionally known as Persian Lilac. ... Genera and Species Entandophragma - Sapele - Utile or African Mahogany Guarea - Pink Mahogany Khaya - Ivory Coast Mahogany - Senegal Mahogany Swietenia - Honduras Mahogany - West Indian Mahogany Toona - Indian Mahogany - Chinese Mahogany The name Mahogany was first used in the New World for three trees of the genus Swietenia, namely (West Indian Mahogany... species Toona australis - Australian Redcedar Toona calantas - Philippine Mahogany Toona ciliata - Indian Mahogany Toona febrifuga - Vietnam Mahogany Toona sinensis - Chinese Mahogany Toona sureni - Indonesian Mahogany Toona is a genus of six species of trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native from eastern China south to India, southeast Asia and northern...

External link

  • Project Meliaceae

 
 

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